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A civil society group, Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) is advocating for agencies in charge of mining activities to be given the power to prosecute offenders of mining laws in Ghana.

According to CEPIL, such powers were taken from the sector agencies when a new law – Minerals and Mining Act 2006 (703) was enacted to repeal a previous law introduced under the PNDC regime.

While speaking at a forum organized by WACAM in collaboration with Citi FM and Tropenbos Ghana, the Executive Director of CEPIL, Augustine Niber also called for the review of mining laws to eliminate the conflicting roles of sector agencies.

There are a number of Ministries and government agencies currently supervising activities that border on the environment in Ghana.

Read more: Give Mining Sector Agencies Prosecution Powers – CSO

The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), has urged the government to carry out fundamental reforms in the country’s anti-corruption agencies to effectively fight pervasive corruption in public and private offices.

The Centre referred to direct political influence by the Executive, poor funding, lack of power to prosecute cases and deficits in roles of the three arms of government as factors severely undermining the anti-graft bodies’ ability to deliver on their mandate.

Mr Augustine Niber, Executive Director of CEPIL told journalists at a news briefing that Ghana has passed copious laws designed to combat corruption and economic crimes while state institutions and agencies have also been established to implement and enforce the laws.

Read more: Government should reform anti-corruption agencies-CEPIL

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