The Minerals Commission has issued a warning to Exton Cubic Group Limited to stop mining on its Nyinanhini bauxite concession in the Ashanti Region.
It indicated that the company can only mine after it has sought the necessary approvals and permits as required by law from the Forest Commission on Water Resources Commission.
“Stop any attempt of entering the concession to undertake any mining operation. Before undertaking an activity or operation under the mining lease, Exton Cubic shall obtain the necessary approvals and permits as may be required by law from the Forest Commission on Water Resources Commission and the Environment Agency or any other regulatory body,’ a statement signed by the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the commission Kwaku Addae Antwi-Boasiako said.
According to the statement, Exton Cubic Group needs Parliamentary approval before mining on the site and that they would be given the go ahead to mine if they meet the needed requirements and documentation regarding mining in the country.
“The mining lease is subject to ratification by Parliament in accordance with Article 26811, the Constitution and Section 5(4) of Act 7013. Upon execution of this mining lease, the company shall submit a certified true copy of the mining lease to the Minister to be laid before Parliament for ratification,” it said.
Exton Cubic Group subcontracted Engineers and Planners (E&P) owned by Ibrahim Mahama to prospect for bauxite at Nyinanhini, but the Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah has seized their equipment demanding for documentations.