Reportage in artisanal exploitation in Togo

The use of the information contained in the EITI reports proves to be a double-edged knife, which must be handled, especially in the absence of exhaustive information, which requires a great deal of overlap, with discernment: in this case d 'Export does not mean exploiting'.
Referring to the publication of the brother freedom in its publication of April 6, 2017, under the pen of Dr. Koumou - (one understands the concerns both the fruits are rotten in the mining sector, but it is important not to lose sight that " There are reforms of the system, which the Head of State wants) - a publication which reveals to be a case of notorious insufficiency insofar as isolation of this information, which is particularly out of place, may be questionable.
We have a duty to enlighten public opinion in accordance with our agenda and our closeness to the extractive industries. It is certain that gold arouses envy and admiration and that if Togo were to exploit it in an industrial quantity, we would not be at this level.
This article, inspired by the EITI report, an instrument whose effectiveness is no longer to be demonstrated but whose exploitation can sometimes be tendentious, brings us back to a report made in April 2016 on this subject.
The EITI process is not only an economic concept, but a combination of humanistic and progressive components, in the sense that it is not possible to act on its behalf, using only one of the listed routes , Hence the paradox.
By adhering to the EITI process, the authorities of Togo obviously want to ensure transparency in the sector. While in the report there are companies that qualify as exporters of gold, they are, but the report does not mention the origin of gold, and the delicacy of Reader of this type of report. It is true that the Togolese subsoil has wealth. And if these riches are within reach of the eyes, let us furnish the proofs.
On the other hand, Togo has marble, phosphate, limestone, currently in industrial production ....
Gold miners arrested in Ghana for fraudulent exploitation of gold mines
Togo exports gold, it is irrefutable evidence, but what are the sources of provenance of this gold? The major indices show that the raw material, even if it exists on the Togolese territory, remains little exploited or exploited on an artisanal basis, since the yield per area would be unlikely. However, it remains surprising that in international transactions, the country appears as an exporter.
Indeed, from our overlaps, neighboring countries such as Burkina Faso and Ghana, as well as Mali and northern Niger, make Togolese territory a final destination for their affairs, especially since legislation in Togo Authorizes and makes the place Lomé, a zone of refining raw materials. And if there is an exploitation in Togo, it remains, today, very artisanal. However, due to the absence of a mining cadastre (planned) and a distinction of origins of provenance of the gold, the calculations are going well.
Today, it is not possible to precisely locate or locate production, but what is certain, during the field visit organized by the EITI in April 2016, the sites observed are abandoned.
Elsewhere, neighboring countries continue to have problems with clandestine gold miners invading the mines. At the time of going to press, it was even triggered by the Ghanaian civil society a campaign against the fraudulent exploitation of gold in Ghana.
Blaise Ayegnon


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