The Geological Department, being the custodian of the Mines and Quarries Act, regulates the extraction of the mineral resources of the country. Section 4(2) of the Mines & Quarries Act, (2005) clearly stipulates that all mineral resources belong to the state. Section 113 of the Act provides for environmental protection in the activity in accordance with the provisions of the National Environment Management Act (NEMA), 1994. Section 115 of the Mines & Quarries Act provides for the development of Regulations by the Minister responsible for Mineral Resources in order to give a better effect to the Act. Our legislation is consistent with the ECOWAS Directive on the Harmonization of Guiding Principles and Policies in the Mining Sector and the ECOWAS Mineral Development Policy.The Gambia with the other ECOWAS Member States are committed to promoting the development of an efficient Mineral Sector in the region.
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