ECOWAS CONSTITUTES COMMITTEES ON MINING
The ad hoc committee monitoring the implementation of the regional mining directive has constituted three committees that will visit member states to assess their compliance with the directive.
The directive relates to the 'harmonisation of guiding principles and policies in the mining sector.' The first team will visit Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone while the second group will visit Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Senegal. Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Togo will host members of the third team.
While in the countries, members of the team will determine and outline the regulatory provisions that the state is compliant, identify and outline contradictory provisions and hold stakeholders consultative meetings in order to compile report which will be submitted to the ordinary session of the main committee.