Ghana to introduce new mining law

Mr Mike Hammah, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources on Wednesday said the ministry was introducing a new mining law to help address the current challenges facing the sector.

“We are left with the final validation workshop by stakeholders, in the mining industry, as well as government approval for its passage”, he added.

Mr Mike Hammah said this in response to a question on activities of mining operators and illegal miners during the dialogue session of the four-day Western Region policy fair, underway at the Essipon stadium in Sekondi, in the Western Region.

Nana Kofi Abun III, Chief of Essipon raised the issue on activities of illegal mining and mining without license.

Mr Hammah noted that the law, dubbed Regulation 2012, would deal with noise level in mining communities, seism level as well as permissible operational areas to be covered.

He also encouraged the miners to endeavour to operate with licenses to enable them to be assisted when the need arises.

Source: GNA

1 Comment
  1. BB says

    There is no law that work in Ghana, it a shame that foreigners especially Chinese come to Ghana and start mining without licensing and haul Ghana’s Gold free of charge. Trust me this will not happen in China or any other civilized country due to corrupt, uncivilized, greed, visionless leaders at all levels in Ghana.

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