The Minerals Commission of Ghana has schooled some small-scale miners in the Upper East Region on how to acquire a legal license through the use of the Mining Cadaster Administration System (MCAS).
The system which was designed and deployed by the Minerals Commission seeks to improve and strengthen the current levels of compliance along with license administration procedures and practices of miners within the country.
Speaking at a training session in Bolgatanga, the National Project Coordinator of the Ghana Landscape Restoration and Small-Scale Mining Project, Dr John Kingsley Krugu said the effectiveness of the system corresponds to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s digitalization drive.
“You and I know that for one to get a license and do small-scale mining is cumbersome hence a lot of people usually engage in the illegal way. So, the President of the Republic of Ghana and the Vice President thought it wise to fight galamsey with pragmatic measures. With this system, you can now sit in your bedroom and apply for your license to do small-scale mining. So, I encourage the people to make good use of this opportunity and learn the procedure.”
The Operations Officer of the Mining Cadaster Administration System, Francis Acquah indicated that the system will be effective all the time hence those without mining licenses should take the opportunity to register for same.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana