Following the President directives to implement Small scale mining scheme which
aimed to formalizing mining in selected communities across the country, the minister of lands and natural resources together with the Board chairman of the Ghana Minerals commission Mr. S.K. Boafoand the member of Parliament for Manso Nkwanta Constituency, Hon.Albert Joseph Quarm had today stormed Manso Nsiana to officially commissioned the Community Mining Project at Nsiana in Amansie West District of Ashanti.
The ceremony which was conducted peacefully with covid-19 directives brought together some prominent people both from the district and nation capital including the traditional rulers.
The programme which is expected to provide job fortuity for millions of young men and women to grab opportunity to engaged themselves in a proper Small scale mining activities in the community.
Speaking at the Launching ceremony of Community small scale mining scheme at Manso Nsiana in the Amansie West today, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Hon Hon Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh
Charged the Community to ensure that “mining will be done the right way, within the tenets of the law, and will not destroy our natural resources.”
He said, “Today, we are launching a type of mining that will benefit all of us irrespective of the party and community that one belongs to.
He urged the young men who Will participating the community mining to do their best to adhere to all the laws and do a good job so that monies which will generated from the community mining will sustain to the community and that will add some economic value to the people in the community.
He said the commissioning of this project is only denoted by the citizens of this country devoid of foreigners. Stressing that the the ministry will establishment watchdog committee which will go rounds to inspect any mining site in the district.
Foreigners are not allow to engage themselves in community mining and if any foreigner is been caught in community mining activities the person will face the law.