Acts and Regulations

The Mines and Minerals Act, 2009 [No. 12 of 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.

Repeals the Mines and Minerals Act, 1994. Repeals the Commission for the Management of Strategic Resources, National Reconstruction and Development Act, 1999.

The National Minerals Agency Act, 2012 [No. 3 of 2012]

BEING AN ACT to establish the National Minerals Agency to promote the development of the minerals sector by effectively and efficiently managing the administration and regulation of mineral rights and minerals trading in Sierra Leone, including geological survey and data collection activities; to establish a National Minerals Agency Board to provide technical and other support to the agency and to provide for other related matters.