African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 187

Full Length Research Paper

Gold mining and the socio-economic development of Obuasi in Adanse

  Emmanuel Ababio Ofosu-Mensah      
Department of History, University of Ghana, P. O. Box 12, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 April 2011
  •  Published: 31 May 2011



This article seeks to project the important role played by gold mining in economic development of modern areas of Obuasi and Adanse in Ghana. It challenges those scholars who doubt the transformative, developmental and poverty alleviation roles of the mining industry in Ghana. The study is based on archival and oral research, and it arguments are articulated in a historical narrative fashion that link the past and the present while revealing the developmental role of the mining industry in Ghana. 


Key words: Gold mining, Obuasi, Adanse, Ghana, socio-economic, development.