The government has placed a ban on the importation of excavators, which are used for digging pits.
The ban, although temporary, is part of measures being put in place to sanitize the small-scale mining industry and rid it of illegal miners.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held last Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
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“This has become necessary following government’s decision to combat illegal mining phenomenon, popularly referred to as galamsey,” a statement signed by the Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah said.
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