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Prestea-Bogoso Mine Not Under Maintenance- Minerals Commission

The Minerals Commission has discredited reports by the operators of the Prestea-Bogoso Mine to the effect that it has been subjected to care and maintenance.

In a statement clarifying the status of the mine situated in the Western Region, the Commission said FGR Bogoso Prestea Ltd- the operators- issued a verbal notice to them about plans to undergo maintenance but failed to officially apply.

“For the avoidance of doubt, neither the Ministry nor the Commission has received a formal application or request from FGR to put the Mine under Care and Maintenance.”

It however noted that a future application by the company will be considered per section 51 of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) which requires the holder of the mining lease to serve a notice to that effect on the Minister.

This follows agitation by workers of the mine following the notice by the company.

The commission in its communiqué assured of its unflinching commitment to ensure the effective and efficient management of the mineral resources of the country, the protection of mining investment in general and the Prestea Bogoso Mine in particular to protect jobs, the local Prestea economy, community development as well as revenue generation for the benefit of the good people of Ghana.


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