MERCURY ACT - 1989 (PNDCL 217)

    Section - 5 - Offences and Punishment.

    Any small-scale miner who -

    (a) sells or deals in mercury;

    (b) is found to be in possession of more mercury than he reasonably requires for his mining operations; or

    (c) does not observe good mining practices in the use of mercury for his mining operations,

    shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding c2,000,000.00 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.