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Gov. announces new measures for Mining Sector

Edward Tamba/Maximilian Kasseh,Jr.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Government of Liberia has announced new measures to enhance efficiency and productivity in the Mining Sector.

The measures include a ban on the use of dredges on all water bodies in the mining of gold and diamond, and the training of mining agents, among others.

Addressing a news conference Monday, October 28, 2019, in Monrovia, Mines and Energy Minister Gestler Murray said:” The measures are intended to reduce the high rate of illicit mining activities across the country.”

The Mines and Energy Minister, however, acknowledged that the unrestricted illegal mining operations have rendered Government serious economic losses over the years.

Minister Gessler also disclosed plan by Government to place a moratorium on the issuance of new class © mining licenses.

 


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