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No mining rights for Kakum National Park – Minerals Commission CEO affirms

Minerals Commission, Martin Kwaku Ayisi
Minerals Commission, CEO Martin Kwaku Ayisi

The Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Martin Kwaku Ayisi, has categorically stated that the commission will not grant mineral rights to any individual or company for mining activities in the .

This decisive statement comes in response to concerns raised by (CSOs) and the public regarding the potential environmental impact of mining in the Kakum National Park, a significant tourist site in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa.

In an interview on Eyewitness News on Citi FM, Mr Ayisi addressed the issue and confirmed the rejection of an application by High Street Mining Company Limited to mine in the Kakum National Park, located in the .

Furthermore, he clarified that the commission had removed the said application from the online mining cadastre.

“Every Ghanaian should take it from me that nobody will be issuing a mineral right in Kakum National Park,” Mr Ayisi emphasized, assuring the public that the Minerals Commission is committed to preserving the integrity of the park and will not undertake any actions that could degrade its natural beauty.

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