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Mining Companies in Cameroon Battling Government 60 day Ultimatum
Category :- Legal Matters Author :- L J KINGAH 
Posted on April 14, 2020, 12:00 am
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The Government of Cameroon recently, at the beginning of this month, April gave mining companies two months to restore former sites or risk having their licenses revoked.

Most of these companies have been placed on a waiting list recently published by Dodo Ndocke, the Minister of Industry, Mining and Technological Development. The concerned mining companies are mostly operating in the Eastern and Adamawa regions of Cameroon.   

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 According to Minister Ndocke, the ultimatum count started on April 1st, 2020. These mining companies have near a quarter of the 60days ultimatum to restore the sites where they recently completed operations.

Minister Ndocke indicated that failure to do so will result their operating licenses will be permanently withdrawn.

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The official reiterates that gaping holes these companies leave on mining sites after exploitation degrades the environment through possible landslide. He said that they equally cause many deaths on mining sites as during the rainy season, people looking for ore drown in those holes filled with water.

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The NGO Foret et developpement-Fodder in a report published in 2018, revealed that at least 43gold washers died in the Eastern regions of Cameroon, in the holes mining companies left behind.

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However according to the regulation, all these mining companies must fill the holes and trenches dug during operations once they finish operating mines.

 

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