Saturday, 21 April 2012

Do you have any idea about how illegal mining started in Ghana? a long story,just keep reading and you will find out soon.
Picture by; Mohammed llyas.

Well,Ghana happens to be the 10th leading producer of gold in the world,and the 2nd largest in Africa.However ,illegal mining popularly known as galamsey started very ,very long ago,before independence,when the capital of Ghana was known as Gold Coast.
During those days do you know how the name "Galamsey" was adopted as the meaning of illegal mining?  The colonial masters seeing how  Ghanaians gather the gold they get from their activities and sell them to others gave a name to those activities as "Gather them and sell".So through the Ghanaians pronounciation, instead of saying gather them and sell,they simply called it Galamsey..That's how the name "galamsey" came into the system as the meaning of illegal mining.
So,is illegal mining in Ghana, a blessing or a curse? Just give your views or comments about it,and watch out for the details soon.

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