The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners is commending government for the assurance of lifting the ban on small scale mining to enable ligitimate members to go back to work in an improved system aimed at sustaining the environment.
In as much as the association’s faith in government is unflinching, GNASSM is expecting that the timely implementation of the assurance will become a saviour bell to end the myriad of problems that has engulfed members for sometime now.
The association after careful study of government’s adherence to its roadmap to mitigate and support sustainable small scale mining to protect the environment is convinced of a remarkable success which informed the decision to lift the ban soon.
Considering plans put in place by GNASSM to reciprocate government’s effort like Site Management Committees, a technological software called “Optimum RM” to supervise and monitor activities of members and the formation of taskforce in all mining districts backed by the national taskforce as Rapid Response Team, the set target of sustainable and responsible mining of the nation will be achieved.
Now that members of small scale mining are seriuosly undergoing training organised by government to equip members of the needed skills to go about their work, GNASSM can assure Ghanaians that the tone is set for legitimate small scale miners to resume business in a manner which will improve the economy without degrading our environment.
On assumption of office by the NPP last year, a ban on small scale mining was necessitated due to the extent of environmental degradation.
The lift of the ban suffered several extensions of time because the government”s expectations on the way forward to change the status quo was not met.
But the assurance of lifting the ban soon was announced by the president His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo in a recent conference to review its own roadmap on ensuring that small scale mining is done in a responsible manner.
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