A consultative workshop organized by the United Kingdom High Commission and Cabinet A&P was held on Wednesday, 4 December 2019, in Yaoundé.
The aim of this workshop was to review mining regulations to improve corporate responsibility of mining operators and promote the rights of local communities.
Participants included representatives of the Ministry of Mines (MINMIDT), the Ministry of the Environment (MINEPDED), the Ministry of Domains (MINDCAF), representatives of mining federations, mining operators and local communities.
After presenting the existing legal and regulatory framework applicable to the mining sectors, to mining companies in Cameroon, Cabinet A&P presented its report on the benchmark of mining regulations in African countries.
The discussions throughout the day focused on improving the practices of operators in the artisanal mining sector as well as rights of local communities in industrial mining.
The workshop provided several recommendations and proposals relating to public policies in the mining sectorin particular the need to implement EITI standards, to promote the compliance with environmental regulations and to comply with the provisions of the Mining Code.
The consultative workshop ended on a note of hope for all participants, who are keen to make significant stesp forward in their mining operations in Cameroon.