Government Online Mining Database to Increase Transparency

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Mine de diamants en Sierra Leone © DESIREY MINKOH / AFP

The launch of Sierra Leone’s first online mining database in West Africa comes with a promise to increase transparency and accountability in the country’s rich natural resource sector.

“This system will stamp out all forms of malpractice in terms of licensing, financial management and general information pertaining to the mining sector,” said Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources Minkailu Mansaray. “The public should be aware of what mining companies pay to the government and what the government receives from mining and exploration companies.”

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