Stakeholders have called for the involvement and consultation of Chiefs in the issuance Artisanal and Small Scale miners licenses in the country. According to them, when chiefs are consulted, they could provide legitimate advice and knowledge on the consequences of the activities of mining in their area which most at times results in these land dispute cases pending in the courts.
Nana Professor S.K.B. Asante, the Omanhene of Asokore Asante in the Ashanti Region, suggested a strict supervision in terms of reclamation and payment of deposits, to ensure miners reclaimed lands after mining activities.
Adding that, chiefs must be given a say in the activities of mining because, they are accountable to the people and thus, bears the consequences of the illegal mining activities.