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Minerals Commission rejects bid by mining company to mine in the Kakum National Park

Minerals Commission rejects bid by mining company to mine in the Kakum National Park

The Minerals Commision of Ghana has formally rejected a bid by the mining company, High Streets Limited, to mine some minerals in part of the Kakum National Park. This follows an outrage from Civil Society Organisations concerning rumours that High Streets Limited, a mining firm, had intended to mine in the Kakum National Park.

In a press statement, the commission assured Ghanaians and concerned organizations that it had rejected the application of the mining company to secure a license to mine in the Kakum National Forest. The commission also added that it had removed any appplication by a mining firm to secure the rights to mine in the Kakum National Park from their online database.

The commission wishes to inform the CSOs, and the public that the application by High Street Limited was rejected and therefore cannot be processed or considered whatsoever,” the statement read.

Consequently, the Commission has deleted any application from the online mining cadastre,” the Commission added.

min statement
Minerals Commission statement

The commission also reassured the Civil Society Organisations and the general public that any of such applications, whether for mining or prospecting in the Kakum Natioonal Park  in the future will be rejected.

The Kakum National Park is one of the biggest tourist site in the country as well as a significant forest reserve in Ghana. Therefore, the outrage by the public was informed by the need to preserve and protect one of Ghana’s biggest landmarks and symbols.

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