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Mines & Minerals Act 2009

Being an Act to consolidate and amend the law on mines and minerals; to promote local and foreign investment in the mining sector by introducing new and improved provisions for exploration, mine development and marketing of minerals and mineral secondary processing for the benefit of the people of Sierra Leone; to ensure that management of the mineral sector is transparent and accountable in accordance with international best practice; to promote improved employment practices in the mining sector; to improve the welfare of communities adversely affected by mining; to introduce measures to reduce the harmful effects of mining activities on the environment and to provide for other related matters.

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Mines and Minerals Act 2009


Local Government Act 2004

Being an Act to consolidate with amendments, the law on local government, and to provide for the decentralisation and devolution of functions, powers and services to local councils and for other matters connected therewith.


The Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency, 2008

Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency, to provide for the effective protection of the environment and for other related matters.

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EPA Act 2008


The Anti-Corruption Act, 2008

Being an Act to provide for the establishment of an independent Anti-
Corruption Commission for the prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of corruption and corrupt practices and to provide for other related matters.

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Anti-Corruption Act 2008


Environmental And Social Regulations For The Minerals Sector, 2012

These Regulations shall apply to corporate bodies and individuals applying for or issued minerals rights under the Mines and Minerals Act 2009.

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Sierra Leone Environment and Social Regulations for Mining (March 2012)


Mines and Minerals Regulations, 2009

These regulations refer to the Mines and Minerals Act 2009 and shall be called the “Regulation to the Mines and Minerals Act 2009” as provided for in section 176 of the Act.

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Mines & Minerals Regulations (MMR 2009)