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Educating citizens on mining and mineral laws

By Jonathan Grigsby

(lbsonline/Liberia)-A nation-wide education and operational awareness on the mining sector and mineral laws of Liberia is underway.

The consultation is the first of its kind to gather citizens’ inputs on Liberia’s mining and mineral laws. Deputy Lands and Mines Minister, Sam Ross, says: “The process will educate miners on the operations of the mining sector.

Deputy Minister Ross made the comments Wednesday 14th November 2012 in Bensonville, Montserrado County at the start of the nation-wide consultation.

Deputy Minister Ross then urged Liberians to be committed to the process, because he said: “The consultation is of national relevance as your suggestions will be useful in ratifying the mining and mineral laws.

It is being conducted by the Lands, Mines and Energy Ministry, with support from the GIZ-Regional Resource Governance Program.

The consultation is aimed at soliciting miners and citizens’ views on the mining process and how minerals can be obtained throughout the country.

Discussions from the nation-wide exercise will help improve existing laws on mining and minerals in Liberia.

 


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