March 19, 2023
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The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Bosiako, prevalently known as Chairman Wontumi has dissipated reports that he is into illegal mining.

As indicated by the troublemaker government official, all his mining organizations are authorized and certifiable.


Talking on the new debate in regards to one of his organizations, Akonta Mining, Chairman Wontumi said he is available to any examinations the public authority will lead on their activities.

“I’m appealing to them to utilize the law. They ought to do their investigations, and we ought to allow the law to work,” he said on his Television slot, Wontumi TV.

Mr. Boasiako likewise answered hypothesis that he is associated with unlawful mining, saying, “I need to tell the public that I am not into galamsey.”

“I have an enormous scope organization which Akonta mining is under… Every one of the necessary reports I have, I will make all suitable,” he added.

Akonta Mining Limited was said to have been working unlawfully in the Nimri Tano forest reserve in the Amenfi West District of the Western Locale.

As per the public authority, while the mining organization has a rent to embrace mining tasks in certain pieces of Samreboi, the organization has no mineral right to embrace any mining tasks in the Tano Nimiri Forest Reserve.


“The consideration of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been attracted to distributions about specific activities by Akonta Mining Limited in the Tano Nimiri Woods Save in the Amenfi West District in the Western Area.

“Records accessible to the Ministry shows that while Akonta Mining Ltd has a mining lease to embrace mining tasks in certain pieces of Samreboi, outside the Woodland Hold, the organization has no mineral right to attempt any mining activities in the Tano Nimiri Timberland Save,” the statement said.


As per the Ministry, while Akonta Mining Limited had applied for a permit to mine in the said woodland hold, the Ministry still couldn’t seem to give endorsement to any such application subsequently delivering the exercises of the firm in the said timberland save unlawful.

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