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  • 标题:Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact of Alternative Livelihood Programmes of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited on Selected Communities in Asutifi District, Ghana
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  • 作者:Samuel OseiKwadwo ; Prince Twum Barimah ; Oppong David
  • 期刊名称:International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology
  • 印刷版ISSN:2347-6710
  • 电子版ISSN:2319-8753
  • 出版年度:2014
  • 卷号:3
  • 期号:12
  • 页码:18157
  • DOI:10.15680/IJIRSET.2014.0312054
  • 出版社:S&S Publications
  • 摘要:The mining industry plays vital roles in the economy of Ghana. To ensure smooth and peacefuloperations, mining companies need the support of catchment communities. This is done through employment andintroduction of alternative livelihood programmes for people from such communities. This study seeks to assess socioeconomicimpacts of alternative livelihood programmes of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited on some selectedcommunities in Asutifi district, Ghana. The objectives of the study were to assess contributions of the programmes toemployment and income generation, sustainability of the programmes and strategies used in the implementationprocess. Data was collected through questionnaire administration, key informants interviews and desk study. Majorityof the respondents (92.5%) were interested in the programme. The study revealed that although there have been someform of employment (33.8%) and marginal improvement in income (18.8%) levels of participants, majority (66.2%) ofrespondents indicated that their expectations in terms of employment are yet to be met. It further revealed that theprogrammes weresustainable (50.0%) and also strategies used depend on types of programme and target objectives. Itis recommended that participants must have access to micro-credits to enable them make use of skills acquired byestablishing their own private businesses.
  • 关键词:sustainability; alternative livelihood programme; mining; level of income; socio-economic
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