The Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) Dr. Henry Kokofu has disclosed that the Agency has sanctioned and revoked licenses of some companies engaged in illegal mining.
In an interview, he stated that those who have been engaging in illegal mining do not bother to visit the EPA for a licence.
“We have sanctioned a lot and we have been able to revoke their licences,” he stated.
According to him, further actions are being taken in collaboration with the Minerals Commission to activate the implementation of the reclamation bond by small scale miners.
The reclamation bond is expected to be a strong tool in dealing with regulation and formalisation of the mining sector.