Over 10,000 Chinese rush to Ghana searching for gold
As the price of gold has climbed in recent years, many Chinese have flocked to Ghana, the world’s second bullion producer after South Africa, hoping to find their way out of poverty.
According to Global Times, it is estimated that over 10,000 Chinese are engaged in gold mining in Ghana, which has known reserves of the precious yellow metal estimated in about 985 tons.
But since the West African country recently hardened measures to control illegal gold mining, many of the Asian immigrants are finding their dreams out of reach. They are also facing increased resentment and hostility amongst rural communities in Ghana.