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Small Scale Miners demand more from NPP Manifesto

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners have charged the New Patriotic Party to as a matter of urgency release a document outlining detailed policies for the sector since the Party failed to elaborate on its policy direction for the sector in its manifesto.

In a statement signed by the executives of the association, it said, ” The Association wishes to believe the party did not trivialise the sector that contributes 48 percent of all gold mined in the country, and a sector it has since 2017 implemented reforms to sanitize.”

“The Association after carefully reviewing the NPP’s manifesto wishes to indicate that we are extremely shocked that the party would capture the sector in a hurry in its proposed manifesto.”

The statement added, ” We are therefore calling on the Party to come out with a document outlining and detailing its intentions for the sector, having since 2017 reformed the sector from its informal nature to a more formalized sector.”

 

Read Full Statement Below:

SCANT ATTENTION ON SMALL SCALE MINING SECTOR IN NPP’s MANIFESTO

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners wishes to draw the attention of the ruling New Patriotic Party to the scant attention by way of policy for the small scale mining sector in its 2020 manifesto launched on Saturday, 22nd August, 2020.

The Association wishes to believe the party did not trivialise the sector that contributes 48 percent of all gold mined in the country, and a sector it has since 2017 implemented reforms to sanitize.

The Association after carefully reviewing the NPP’s manifesto wishes to indicate that we are extremely shocked that the party would capture the sector in a hurry in its proposed manifesto.

We are therefore calling on the Party to come out with a document outlining and detailing its intentions for the sector, having since 2017 reformed the sector from its informal nature to a more formalized sector.

The Association requests of the party, a policy on the sector to know the party’s next steps towards the fight against illegal mining, which war it waged in its first term in office.

The Association wishes to observe that while it regrets the seeming oversight, we believe it is not too late to revisit the issue and to advertise your intentions for the sector.

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