Akonta Mining Company has denied claims that it is involved in illegal small scale mining business (Galamseny).
This comes after the company was stopped from mining in the Tano Nimiri forest reserve by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resource, Samuel Jinapor on Friday, 30 September 2020.
It said even though Akonta Mining Limited has a mining lease to undertake mining operations in some parts of Samreboi, “the company has no mineral right to undertake any mining operations in the Tano Nimiri Forest Reserve”.
Mr Jinapor asked the Forestry Commission to, “forthwith, ensure that the company does not carry out any operation in the Forest and to take the necessary action against any person found culpable in this matter”.
But owner of the company who is also the Ashanti Region Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP0 Chairman Wontumi said: “I am appealing to them to use the law”.
“They should do their investigations, and we should let the law work”.
In his response to claims that he is involved in illegal mining, he said: “I want to tell the public that I am not into galamsey”.
“I have a large-scale company which Akonta mining is under… All the required documents, I have; I will make all available”, he stressed.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana