Journal article

Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining communities in Ghana

Prosper Issahaku Korah, Abraham Marshall Nunbogu, Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Bernard Afiik Akanpabadai Akanbang

Resources Policy | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

Recognition of the importance of land access in mining resettlement communities in the context of sustainable development discourse in many African countries has not necessarily been translated into practice. This paper describes the livelihood challenges and sustainable development implications of a mining-induced resettlement programme in Ghana within the framework of dualist land tenure regime. Using household surveys, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews, findings indicate that the mining-induced resettlement projects triggered precarious living conditions for affected populations. Affected communities are faced with unanticipated economic hardships: high food prices, wa..

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