Ministry To Amend Explosives Act

FRANCISTOWN: The Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) wants to amend the Explosives Act and its regulations to improve its use.

The ministry held a one-day stakeholders workshop on the amendment of the Explosives Act in Francistown last Thursday. This legislation was enacted in 1962 and was last reviewed in 1968; and it is for this reason that the ministry wants to amend it.

The director of mines, Gabotshwarege Tshekiso, said his department wanted to strengthen penalties for illegal possession of explosives, theft of explosives and falsification of records. The law must also prevent a person who has been convicted of offences related to explosives from possessing them.

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