Closure Of Illegal Beach Sand Quarries, Togo

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May
10

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Togo: le gouvernement justifie la fermeture de 90% d’exploitation illégale du sable marin

Le ministre togolais en charge des mines, Noupokou Dammipi, a expliqué que la décision prise récemment par le gouvernement de fermer 90% de carrières d’exploitation illicite du sable est justifiée par des impératifs de protection de l’environnement.

“L’objectif visé par la décision de fermer ces carrières n’est pas de sanctionner les exploitants, mais de faire prendre conscience à tous des menaces pour l’environnement”, a-t-il déclaré.

Depuis le 1er novembre 2013, le gouvernement togolais a ordonné la fermeture des carrières sauvages d’extraction de sable…

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The Togolese Minister of Mines, Noupokou Dammipi, said that the recent decision by the Government to close down 90% of the illegal sand quarries, was justified by reasons pertaining to environmental protection.

“The motive behind the decision to close down these quarries does not aim to punish miners, but to raise awareness on the direct threats to the environment” he said.

Since November 1st 2013, the Togolese Government ordered that illegal sand quarries be shut down…

Read Full Article, Lome (01-24-2014)

Togo : Mérite mention. Exploitation sauvage de sable, interdite. Un bon « point » pour l’environnement; Autre Presse (01-17-2014)

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