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Burkina: The government determines maximum quantities of raw gold and other precious substances to possess


Ouagadougou: The government determined on Thursday the maximum quantities of raw gold and other precious substances authorized in possession or detention with a view to allowing the National Society of Precious Substances (SONASP) to capture a greater quantity of gold from artisanal production.

The government adopted a ‘decree determining the maximum quantities of raw gold and other precious substances authorized in possession or detention, announces the report of the council of ministers this Thursday’.

This decree aims to enable the National Society of Precious Substances (SONASP) to capture a greater quantity of gold from artisanal production and also to restore confidence between the mining administration and artisanal miners for flow of their mining products, adds the said report.

According to the same source, this decree is a rereading of that adopted in October 2018 determining the maximum quantities of raw gold and other precious substances authorized in possession or detention.

It allows the Nati
onal Society of Precious Substances to play its role as a public structure in charge of the purchase and sale of gold from gold panning activity, he concluded.

Source: Burkina Information Agency