What is it about?

In this paper, we set out to examine the effects of industrial waste from mining on the lives of local people using Ghana as a case study.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

Our data showed that the local people are much aware of the consequences of mining in their midst. The study further revealed that the damage the industry has unleased on the local people in terms of their livelihood, local economy , health condition of the people and the weal of the entire communities, far outweigh the benefits deriving from it.


We hope that have succeeded in drawing policy-decision maker particularly those in Ghana’s attention to the fact that circumspection should be the guiding principle when taking economic decisions that have serious implications for the local people's and particularly their health conditions.

Professor Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye
University of Cape Coast

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: Mining or Our Heritage? Indigenous Local People’s Views on Industrial Waste of Mines in Ghana, March 2012, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/35740.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page