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We are going to help small-scale miners we will not burn your seized excavators – Bawumia to illegal miners

April 2, 2024

Dr. , the New Patriotic Party's () flagbearer, has promised to support small-scale miners, commonly known as galamseyers, if he wins the upcoming December elections.

During a health walk in , , on Saturday, March 30, Dr. Bawumia outlined his administration's plan to implement a new strategy to manage small-scale mining nationwide.

While acknowledging the government's efforts in combating galamsey over the past seven years, the Vice President recognized the necessity for a fresh approach to effectively address the issue.

Dr. Bawumia pledged to introduce a revised approach to curb and preserve confiscated equipment, particularly excavators if elected. He stated that under his administration, seized excavators would no longer be destroyed.

“We are going to help small-scale miners; we will introduce a mineral development bank to get money for them. There is a new regime for small-scale miners; we will not burn your seized excavators,” he announced.

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