Small scale mining to be restructured to create jobs – President


Small scale mining activities would be restructured and modified to serve as a decent source of employment for the youth, President John Dramani Mahama has said.

The President said this during a courtesy call on traditional rulers of the Denkyira Traditional Council at Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality as part of his three-day visit to the Central Region.

Mr Mahama said presently there is a bill before Parliament which among others seeks to modify small scale mining laws and reiterated government’s determination to make small scale mining, an alternate employment avenue for the unemployed youth in the country.

The President also said the rehabilitation of roads currently underway in the Dunkwa Township would be asphalted.

Government and the Ghana Cocobod have secured an amount of $ 150,000,000 US dollars for the rehabilitation of the Dunkwa, Kyekyewere, Awisem roads which have been awarded on contract under the cocoa roads rehabilitation programme to speed up progress of work, he said.



Source: GNA