Population Size and Health Implications of Large-Scale Mining at Bibiani-Ahwiaso Bekwai District: A Comparative Study in Akoti (Mining Community) and Subri (Non Mining Community)

AshEse Journal of Business Management

Vol. 3(3), pp. 116-146, August, 2017                                                                                   

ISSN 2059-7835                                                                                                                      

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Andrews Baidoo1*, Bernard John Tiika2, Appiah Clement Nana Kofi3

1,2,3 School of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, P.R. China

 

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Received November, 2016; Accepted April, 2017

 

Abstract

Mining has become a hot business everywhere in the world. Issues of mining are in the rouse because of the increasing demands for mineral products and shrinking nature of such minerals in the world. This seemingly opportunity for developing countries like Ghana which have mineral deposits comes with its accompanying outcomes.This paper looks at the general objective of determining how mining influences the population dynamics of the study communities (Akoti and Subiri), examine the mining operations and their effects on the health of the people living in the mining community, and determine the interventional measures of Chirano Gold mines in ensuring the safety of residents in the surrounding community. The study focused on the implications of population size and health in both Akoti and Subri communities. Special emphasis was laid on determining the implications of mining activities in terms of population size and health on the lives of the people of Akoti. Simple random sampling, systematic sampling and purposive sampling techniques were used for the study while questionnaires, observation and focused group discussion were also used as a method of data collection. The study revealed that in Akoti population increased as a result of mining and mining related diseases was also recorded while in Subri population increased steadily and non-mining related diseases were also noticed.

Key words: Population, Health, Large Scale Mining                                               

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