Togo to revise its mining regulations

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 17:03
Togo to revise its mining regulations

(Togo First) - Togo plans to revise its mining regulations, under its mining governance and development project (PGDM). The move should focus on three main axes: regulations'  revision, support to mining inspections, and integrating systems to monitor standards and performances of mining operators in Togo.

Under the revision of regulations segment, the authorities plan to review existing laws and decrees imposed on the mining industry to ensure environmental and social protection. The government also intends to proceed to an institutional review to identify the various ministers and institutions assessing and ensuring that standards set in the sector are met. Additionally, an analysis of coherence between mandates and commitments of public agencies in charge of inspecting and managing mining activities in conformity with laws regulating the sector will be conducted.

Under the support to mining inspections, the government will support the General Directorate of Mines and Geology (DGMG) while it inspects at least five mining operations which will be considered as a representative sample of the industry, assessing criteria like ore type, geography, environmental and social impacts. Authorities will also design a knowledge transfer strategy to develop regulations, draw on-site inspection procedures, etc.

Under the data management system, the State plans to set a system that will collect, publish and exploit mining data and will also recommend adequate measures to ensure the system’s sustainability.

The whole project will be trusted to a firm for which hiring process is underway.

Séna Akoda

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