Togo: How much do small scale mines pay in wages?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:28
Togo: How much do small scale mines pay in wages?

(Togo First) - At end-March 2019, small scale mines paid more than XOF2.5 billion of wages according to a study conducted by the INSEED and the Ministry of Mines and Energy. According to the latter, this segment was employing 10,383 people at the time the study was carried out.

According to the same study, these wages represent 96.9% of the mines' current expenditures. Moreover, data secured by TogoFirst shows that they represent 14.2% of all revenues generated by small scale and artisanal mining operations; the latter being valued at XOF18 billion.

Let's recall that the payments come from 1,621 small scale mines identified across the country. Most of them mine sand, gravels, gold, clay, marble, laterite and various other stones used in building.
Séna Akoda

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