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Over 4k ‘galamseyers’ trained to start operations again

About 4,500 small-scale miners who were trained at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) have resumed operations under proper supervision and regulation by the government, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has revealed.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, October 21, Mr Asomah-Cheremeh explained that in order to make small-scale mining more efficient, the Ministry to date conducted training on responsible mining practices for 4,500 small-scale miners at UMaT.

“These trained miners now operate within approved guidelines. To ensure proper supervision of these trained miners, the Ministry has created additional mining offices in the country,” he added.

“These include one regional, four district and eight satellite new offices.To give locals the opportunity to participate in mining in a well-structured way, the Government is implementing the Community Mining Programme/Scheme by encouraging locals living in mining communities to undertake sustainable small scale mining  under the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703).

SOURCE : 3News.com

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