The Presidential Committee on Environment and Natural Resources will begin vetting of the licenses of all artisanal and small-scale miners from
Monday September 3, 2018 .
There is currently a ban on all forms artisanal and small-scale mining in the country.
A roadmap for the government to lift the ban on small-scale mining was rolled out in Accra on
Although the roadmap does not state the specific time the ban will be lifted, there are indications that it may happen before Christmas this year, depending on how the implementation of the roadmap is done.
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Accordingly, members of the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners (GNASSM) have been advised to submit their documents to the office the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining for vetting.
A letter dated August 28,
"In view of this, all registered artisanal and small-scale miners whose licenses were operational as of April 1,
The letter mentioned the documents to be submitted for vetting as mining license, environmental permit, operational permit, certificate of registration, tax identification number (TIN), two copies of passport size or voters ID, birth certificate and current contact details (telephone and/or email address).
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