Ghana environment pays cost of illegal mining | Ghana News | Al Jazeera

Ghana environment pays cost of illegal mining

Huge swathes of land and 75 percent of country's waterways have been polluted by unauthorised gold mining.

    Huge swathes of land, and three quarters of Ghana's waterways, have been polluted as a result of illegal gold mining.

    The government recently set up a security taskforce to stop the illegal operators but, despite their efforts, communities continue to be effected.

    Al Jazeera's Ama Boateng reports from Kyebi in Ghana.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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