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President Akufo-Addo signs illegal mining law

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assented to the new illegal mining law which pegs sentences for offenders between 15 to 25 years.

Addressing the members of the Council of State on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, President Akufo-Addo said the government took the decision to amend the law and increase the lenient laws and take away the discretion of judges who gave offenders minor sentences.

Those who intervene for others will also receive stiffer punishment.

He said the law which was brought to him for his assent just yesterday, will ensure that the undesired bails that are granted to both Ghanaians and foreigners who destroy the environment.



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