You are here:

How Mining And Illegal Miners Affect Our Environment

One of the sites where the illegal miners operate. One of the sites where the illegal miners operate.

One of the sites where the illegal miners operate. One of the sites where the illegal miners operate.

illegal mining activities have cause a great harm,  to the environment  This is because most  of the minerals are found in rivers and its environs,and as a result,the mining companies do blast the the river environs to get access to the targeted minerals,without caring about the effects and dangers it may  have on trees,birds,animals,and even individuals in the various mining communities.

Sometimes the release of toxic substances into the rivers,causes a lot of diseases to many people,especially those who fish from it.
Deforestation,also includes the damages mining causes to the environment.Its involves the clearing of the forest leading to cutting down of trees,to enable the miners accomplish their mission,of extracting minerals.
Therefore,it is no doubt that,mining activities indeed causes a lot of damages not only to the environment,but individuals as well.
On the other hand,illegal miners do not put in any measures to safeguard them from  taking risk.With the fact that the illegal miners are mostly unskillful,they also uses unprotected tools and equipments and as a result,serve as a threat to the nation.
Therefore,for the mining sectors to be successful,there is the need for them to make sure that,they perform their social responsibilities towards the various communities in which they operate,as a means of compensation to them,in return of the resources being taken from them. Provisions of facilities such as schools,hospitals,good roads,markets,electricity and others,will not only improve upon the developmental projects in the various mining communities,but the nation as a whole.
From Frank Owusu Obimpeh

Do you have a story or an article to publish? Please email us at spyghana79@gmail.com.

Posted by: Ghana News -SpyGhana.com

Spyghana.com is a premier news source that covers daily news of Ghana, Africa and the World over.

Related articles
 

Leave a Reply
 

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked (*)


7 + 7 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Browse Pages
 

Get in touch
 

Spy Multimedia Limited (SpyGhana.com) is a premier news source that covers daily news of Ghana, Africa and the World over. Today, the site is updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week with follow-ups and breaking news, as well as original reporting, entertainment and sports. And our traffic has grown accordingly.

Back to Top