The Media Coalition Against Illegal Mining wants officials of Akonta Mining Limited to be prosecuted.
The Lands and Natural Resources Minister yesterday directed the mining company to cease operations after undertaking mining operations in Samreboi, in the Western Region, though the company has no mineral rights to undertake any mining operations in the Tano Nimiri forest reserve.
Speaking to Citi News, Convenor of the Coalition, Ken Ashigbe demanded the prosecution of persons running Akonta Mining Limited’s operation in the Nimri Tano forest reserve.
“If we really want to solve the problem of galamsey, which we is being run by the rich in society, this will be a very good example to make. If the President actually wants to stop this, we need to see the arrest of the directors of this company.”
”If the court establishes that these directors have actually flouted the rules, they will have to be dealt with according to the law. When this is done, it will serve as a deterrent to others.”