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Fighting Galamsey: Gov’t bans importation of excavators

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Cabinet has placed a temporary ban on the importation of excavators in efforts to combat illegal mining in Ghana.

The ban takes effect from May 1, 2019. A statement from the Transport Ministry says the directive will remain so until further notice.

According to the statement, the ban will remain in effect until further notice. It said Cabinet at its sitting on March 27, 2019, placed the temporary ban.

“This has become necessary following government’s decision to combat the illegal mining phenomenon, popularly referred to as galamsey,” the statement explained and, accordingly, urged the public to take note of the directive.

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