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Mining Committee To vets Artisans and Small Scale-Miners Today

Image result for galamsayThe Presidential Committee on Environment and Natural Resources will begin vetting of the licenses of all artisans and small-scale miners from Monday September 3, 2018.

This is in line with the Government's quest to sanitize and regularize artisan and small-scale mining operations in the country.
There is currently a ban on all forms artisan and small-scale mining in the country due to the high level of pollution to our water bodies and destruction of various forest reserves
A road-map for the government to lift the ban on small-scale mining was rolled out in Accra on Thursday August 16, 2918.
Although the road-map does not state the specific time the ban will be lifted, stakeholders are deliberating on measures that will curb all the various challenges the sector caused the nation which resulted in the ban.
Accordingly, members of the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners (GNASSM), have been urged to submit all valid documents to the office the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining for vetting.
A letter dated August 28, 2018 and signed by Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue, Presidential Staffer and Secretary to the inter-ministerial committee and addressed to the members of the GNASSM asked that anybody who needs further clarification should contact the secretariat at the Office of President Annex.
"In view of this, all registered artisan and small-scale miners whose licenses were operational as of April 1, 2017 are to submit copies of their documents to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining," the letter stated.
The letter mentioned the documents to be submitted for vetting as mining license, environmental permit, operational permit, certificate of registration, tax identification number (TIN), two copies of passport size or voters ID, birth certificate and current contact details (telephone and/or email address).

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