GNASSM Initiates Reclamation Move, Calls For Gov’t Support

GNASSM Initiates Reclamation Move, Calls For Gov’t Support

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) is set to deal with issues regarding reclamation to avert dangers accompanied with abandoned open mined pits in order to sanitise the industry.

Stressing on illegal mining and reclamation, the association stand is to help maintain set down principles in small scale mining activities to safeguard responsibility and sustainability.

They are therefore pleading with the government to always make sure it involves them in attempts to embark on any reclamation drive.

Mr. Abdul Alhasan Razak, Communication Director of the association has decried the danger pose by abandoned open mining pits and has therefore entreated members of the association to redirect attention to reclaiming uncovered mined portions of acquired concessions.

To him that is the only antidote for public support as a way of sustaining the small scale mining sector.

Abdul Razak Alhassan is convinced that responsible and sustainable mining can only be attained if small scale mining activities are devoid of environmental degradation especially deserted open pits.

He made the remarks when commenting on the theme ” Ensuring Responsible and Sustainable Small Scale Mining in Ghana. Our shared responsibility “, for 2022 edition of National Artisinal Small Scale Mining Awareness Day.

He stressed the need for small scale miners to appreciate the importance of reclamation as their part of the shared responsibility towards nation building.

Whilst commending some small scale members who have exemplary reclaimed their mined sites and put it back for other productive activities, he reiterated the need for government to involve the association in its attempt to embark on any reclamation drive.

The national Artisinal Small Scale Mining Awareness Day is slated for every 2nd June and this year event which will be celebrated with other events for five days will be held in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.

The event is jointly organised by GNASSM, Minerals Commission and

Call the following for more;

Abdul Razak Alhassan – 0241608095

Adu Gyamfi (Secretary, Ashanti District) – 0244957700

Dr Ishmael Quarcoe (lecturer, UMAT – 0505838593

SOURCE: Nana Peprah Asiase/

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