the government gives an “ultimatum” to artisanal miners

the government gives an “ultimatum” to artisanal miners
the government gives an “ultimatum” to artisanal miners

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Jointly written and read this Friday, June 21 on national television, the Government reiterated the suspension until further notice throughout the national territory of artisanal gold and diamond mining activities.
Announced since June 1, these operators have until June 30 at midnight to completely free all the exploitation sites for these two minerals. The authorities through the departments of environment and sustainable development, Mines and Geology but also territorial administration and decentralization, justify their decision by, among other things, the supervision of child labor.

According to the signatories of the said press release including Minister Ibrahima Kalil Condé (territorial administration and decentralization), Diami Diallo (Environment and Sustainable Development) and Bouna Sylla (Mines and Geology), this measure aims to: » prevent minor child labor, human trafficking and similar practices; supporting artisanal operators towards semi-industrial exploitation; combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other illicit activities.

Further, the press release underlined other aspects, such as the negative impacts of artisanal mining (of gold and diamonds) on the environment will be minimized, by banning the use of chemicals such as: mercury and cyanide, rehabilitation of degraded gold panning sites, supervision of dredging activities for the preservation of waterways. Clarifying this information, the Government indicated that the authorization to resume activities will be the subject of a joint press release from the ministers cited above.

“The administrative and judicial authorities, in collaboration with the defense and security forces, are each responsible for the strict application of the measures. A requisition will be made for this purpose, in accordance with the law relating to the maintenance of public order in the Republic of Guinea. Any violation of these prohibitive measures will be punished in accordance with the law in force in the Republic of Guinea,” the press release indicated.

Sâa Robert Koundouno

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