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CEMAC countries adopt draft mining code

CEMAC countries have adopted a draft mining code which facilitates the mining process in the sub region. The code which…

CEMAC countries have adopted a draft mining code which facilitates the mining process in the sub region.

The code which harmonises the mining law of all six countries in the CEMAC region was produced at the request of the CEMAC Commission and in collaboration with the German Cooperation Mission GIZ.

The code which still has several steps to cover before it can be validated was officially presented in Douala on Thursday July 28th 2017.

According to state reports, the six Countries of the CEMAC zone currently use six separate mining which complicates the adoption of common policies of mining in the subregion and reduces the chances of industrial exploitation.

Since 2016 the CEMAC Commission in collaboration with the German Cooperation Mission GIZ remap project has been struggling to draw up a harmonised mining code for the sub- Region.

Thursday’s Douala meeting was meant to present the draft code which addresses sensitive issues like the granting of a permit, the respect of the environment and transparency in the mining process.

Project Manager of REMAP CEMAC Uwe Michael Neumann who is member of the decision taking body noted that the authorisation process will be more transparent more participatory and will include even the local communities.

The draft code will be presented to the six CEMAC countries and will undergo further scrutiny before it can be adopted.

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