Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed that government will on Friday December 14, 2018 release a new policy framework to regularise mining activities in Ghana.
Speaking at a press briefing in Takoradi yesterday, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said the policy framework would also look at the institutional reforms within the mining regulatory agencies, the legal reforms in the mining sector and efforts to avert a resurgence of illegal and irresponsible mining.
According to him, the new policy framework would set out the ground rules within which the more than 3,000 newly trained former galamsey operators and thousands more who were interested in mining could operate legally.
The policy will further disclose how validated and legal responsible miners are expected to mine after the release of the policy.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah said the policy framework would also outline the processes towards dredging and land reclamation in affected areas.