The Minister of Lands issues a directive about the illegal mining operations of Wontumi in Tano Forest.

Samuel Abu Jinapor, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, has ordered the Forestry Commission to stop Akonta Mining Company’s operations in the Tano Nimiri Forest Reserve, which is a part of the Amenfi West Municipal Assembly.

The Minister of Lands issues a directive about the illegal mining operations of Wontumi in Tano Forest.

In accordance with a statement released by the Ministry’s Public Affairs on Friday, September 30, 2022, the Company controlled by Antwi Boasiako, alias Wontumi, the chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party for the Ashanti Region, has been illegally mining in the forest.

“Publications about specific operations by Akonta Mining Limited in the Tano Nimiri Forest Reserve in the Amenfi West Municipality in the Western Region have caught the attention of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

“Records available to the Ministry shows that while Akonta Mining Ltd has a mining lease to undertake mining operations in some parts of Samreboi, outside the Forest Reserve, the company has no mineral right to undertake any mining operations in the Tano

The Minister of Lands issues a directive about the illegal mining operations of Wontumi in Tano Forest.The Minister of Lands issues a directive about the illegal mining operations of Wontumi in Tano Forest.
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