The Inter-ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) has issued a directive for the registration of all mining equipment by 31st March, 2019.
The directive according to government is in line with the laws of the land as well as efforts to sanitize and regularize mining operations in the country.
Government further indicated that all persons liable to this directive must register with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) within the stipulated time.
In a statement, the Committee said this has become necessary to enable it track all such machinery in a bid to formalize the mining sector.
“As part of efforts to sanitize and regularize operations in the country, the Inter-ministerial Committee Illegal Mining (IMCIM) is tracking all earth moving equipment (excavators, bulldozers etc.) for licensing and registration with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), the Authority mandated by law to license and registers all motorized vehicles.”
“In furtherance of its mandate, the Ministry of Transport, through its Agency the DVLA in collaboration with the IMCIM and with the active support of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, wishes to bring to the prompt attention of owners of earth moving equipment (excavators, bulldozers etc), as well as those who hire these equipment to as soon as possible, and not later than 31st March, 2019, license and register them with the DVLA, if they have not done so already, the statement added.