Akonta Mining Not Involved In Any Illegal Mining – President Akufo-Addo

Akonta Mining Company Limited has been cleared of all charges by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who emphasized that the company is not involved in any unlawful mining in Ghana.

At the 28th National and 16th Biennial Congress of the National Union of Ghana Catholic, Diocesan Priests Association convened in Koforidua, worries about the menace surfaced. “Let me speak briefly to the chairperson on the topic of illicit mining,” President Akufo-Addo said.

“I want to reassure him and you all that Akonta Mining is not currently involved in any illicit mining in Ghana.

Additionally, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has worked to cordon off all 294 of the nation’s forest reserve areas and remove all unlawful mining from them, with the help of the military and the Forestry Commission.

Ing. Ken Ashigbey, the event’s chair, had voiced worry about Akonta Mining Company Limited’s alleged violation of the law by mining in the Tano Nimiri Forest Reserve in the Western North Region. In his response, President Akufo-Addo addressed this matter.

Despite possessing a mining lease, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources forbade Akonta Mining Company Limited, owned by Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, the chairman of the New Patriotic Party’s Ashanti Region, from mining in the forest reserve in October 2022.

The Special Prosecutor is looking into the matter.
The government’s determination to “win the fight against galamsey no matter the cost in the effort” was reaffirmed by President Akufo-Addo.


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