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Francis Xavier Tuokuu, PhD

Sustainable Development in Ghana’s Gold Mines: Clarifying the Stakeholder’s Perspective

Using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), this study examined critical stakeholder’s perceptions, experiences and competence in assuring the sustainable management of Ghana’s major gold mines. The investigation was inspired by a synthesis of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the global community in September 2015; it places human resource capacity…
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Challenges and Opportunities of Environmental Policy Implementation In Ghana’s Gold Mining Industry

While a number of studies that have examined the nature and impact of gold mining in Ghana have often identified environmental degradation as a major consequence of resource extraction, limited efforts have so far been directed at exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the implementation of environmental policies within Ghana’s gold mining sector. In addition, how the views of critical stakeholders…
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Oiling the Wheels of Sub-National Development: An Overview of Development Plan Implementation in the Western Region of Ghana

Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Law provides for equal and balanced national development anchored on extractive resource revenues and other strategic sources. However, the allocation and expenditure of petroleum revenues are centralized. This study applied a desk review to examine the Development Plans of three district assemblies (Jomoro, Ellembele and Sekondi-Takoradi) around the petroleum producing area.…
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Identifying and Clarifying Environmental Policy Best Practices for the Mining Industry – A Systematic Review

Gold mining has for several decades contributed to the socio-economic development of many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it has also caused considerable environmental damage and human health concerns in mining communities. However, despite the extensive proliferation of policies and programs aimed at addressing the adverse environmental impact of mining, limited attention has so far been paid to…
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