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Cote d’Ivoire govt to restructure small-scale gold washing sector

Cote d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister, Daniel Duncan, has said the country will restructure its small-scale gold washing sector.

“The government will put in place regulatory measures to bring order in the small-scale gold mining sector.

“The gold washers will be identified and registered across the national territory with a view of making the sector formal,” Duncan said.

The Director of the Mines Ministry, Guillaume Ndri, said the country had more than 1,000 small-scale gold mining sites.

“Over 500,000 people live on this activity in the rural areas and substantial resources are generated through small-scale gold washing,” the director said.

Report says that the government has repeatedly condemned illegal small-scale gold mining that is carried out using toxic and pollutant substances.

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