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Small scale miners threaten to start work soon

Leaders of small scale miners in the country have given the government two weeks ultimatum to relieve them from their ban or else....

March 23, 2018

Mr Michael Peprah, the spokesperson for the Small Scale Miners Association has taken a strong swipe against the government to start work in two weeks’ time, giving the government a two weeks ultimatum to lift up the ban on the operations of its members.

“Government has connived with the Chinese and other expatriates to mined illegally whiles Ghanaian small-scale miners with certified licenses are being discriminated,” Michael Preprah emphasized.

Mr Peprah stressed that the association of small-scale miners have had enough patience for the government after cautioning them to hold on mining for some time but has since heard nothing from the government after a year, hence the decision to go back to work.

Mr Peprah added that the association met with the inter-ministerial committee two weeks ago at Accra and they were told they don’t have a roadmap for small-scale miners, so the association was asked to go back and report in two weeks later.

“We have decided to wait for two weeks, if nothing is heard from the government we will go back to the mining site and start work” he added.

Source: Randy Dzebu

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