QUESTION OF THE DAY
SHOULD A GOVERNMENT GIVE LICENCE FOR MINING TO BE DONE WITHOUT ANY CONTRACT WITH A COMMUNITY TO ENSURE THAT IT ENJOYS BENEFITS?
A People centred Government would ensure that the mineral resources of a country would provide sovereign national wealth to a country to promote infrastructural development and cooperative projects to eradicate poverty.
Wherever mining is to take place an environmental impact assessment would be done to ensure that environmental degradation is prevented and communities are given percentages of the jobs and earnings for community development.
This is the only way to do justice to communities and the sovereign people. Any Government which fails to do this is a failure.