Ghana: Minerals Fee to Roll Out Minerals, Mining Rules

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The Minerals Fee will roll out Minerals and Mining Rules to trace all earthmoving machines and gear utilized in mining.

The implementation of the Regulation, which is backed by the Mineral Operations Monitoring Earthmoving and Mining Gear Rules, 2020 (L.I. 2404), types a part of the measures put in place to clamp down on unlawful mining actions within the nation.

The Minister for Lands and Pure Sources, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, who introduced this at a press briefing in Accra, disclosed that the operation and management room for the monitoring of the mining machines and gear can be prepared by the top of August 2022.

“The transferring monitoring system will observe all earthmoving and mining gear to know in real-time, the place every machine is, and what it’s getting used for,” the Minister added.

He mentioned the Ministry has revamped the Group Mining Schemes and developed an Operational Guide to advertise accountable and environmentally-sound small scale mining.

“Amongst its necessities, all Group Mining Schemes will need to have functioning workplaces, a correct database of miners, environmental officers on web site, altering rooms for miners and sick bays,” he emphasised.

Mr Jinapor added that 14 Group Mining Schemes have been commissioned this yr along with the present 20 Group Mining Schemes which have been commissioned in 14 mining districts throughout the nation in 2021.

He disclosed that the Ministry can be commissioning Group Mining Schemes in Osino, Kenyasi, Dunkwa, Manso Nkwanta, Mosiaso, Akrofuom, Bekwai Atronsu, Tarkwa Nsuaem, Bompieso, and Afransie.

“Our dedication is to ship 50 well-regulated, environmentally-sound and viable Group Mining Schemes by the top of the yr,” he added.


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