High cost of formalisation contributing to galamsey
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High cost of formalisation contributing to galamsey


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A former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Inusah Fuseini, has attributed some of the struggles with illegal mining to tedious bureaucracy and the cost of formalisation.

A communiqué issued at the end of the event highlighted key agreements and concessions made by the about 14 stakeholders, including former ministers of Lands and Natural Resources, members of the Council of State, members of the National House of Chiefs, Heads of security agencies, actors in the mining industry and members of the Small-Scale Miners Association.

The stakeholders agreed that the government must work to apply the sanctions and penalties imposed by Mining Act 995 to anyone who breaks the mining law and that this must be done without fear or favour.


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