smallscale mining activities in order to generate more employment opportunities and provide an equitable sharing of the nation's wealth and natural resources, giving due regard to existing rights as herein provided under RA No. 7076 and further provided under Section 11 of EO No. 79.
· Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and smallscale miners. Artisanal and smallscale mining is estimated to support the livelihoods of some million Ghanaians, about 12% of the account for more than 60% of the country's .