In West Africa, gold fueled the economic power of the Ashanti Empire, and gold is an emblem of status and royalty within Ghanaian society. Ghanaian tribal chiefs and others of high rank adorn themselves in layers of gold jewelry, carry gold walking sticks, and sometimes even...Read More
Buried deep beneath Ghana’s jungles is billions of dollars worth of gold that for centuries has been a source of conflict and strife. Today, the country must grapple with the impacts of its gold wealth in a global marketplace, as massive international companies mining the concessions must face a large indigenous illegal sector bent on getting their fair share. Through three dramatic stories told from deep within the mines, “The Money Stone” explores the controversial modern gold industry in order to unearth an answer to the age old question – is gold a blessing or a curse?
Government of Ghana is exploring the possibility of establishing a gold village for the sale of Ghana made coinages, gold bars and assorted jewelry, as part of efforts to maximize the contribution of the small scale mining sector (SSM) to national development.
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