The Gbane Regular Place in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region have petitioned Lands and All-natural Sources Minister Kweku Asomah-Cheremeh to revoke the mining licence of Cassius Mining Restricted.
a petition addressed to the minister, the people and classic leaders
expressed fears over what they claimed to be some harmful developments in
the mining group which they respectfully proffer some measures to be
adopted to treatment the challenges.
is the larger interest of vast majority of indigenes that the mentioned licence should be
revoked outright for cogent good reasons subsequently mentioned in this petition,” the
approving the petition are Main of Gbane, Assembly Member of Gaare-Gbane,
Ndaan Gugbazaah-Tassoh, among the other people.
Read through the whole text of the launch down below
PETITION: REVOKE PROSPECTING LICENCE OF CASSIUS MINING
We generate as Main and great people of the Gbane Conventional
Spot to categorical our concerns about some unhealthy developments in the mining
community and respectfully proffer some measures to be adopted to treatment the
It is evident stating that the Gbane group has of late
played host to tons of mining traders-large and tiny, area and overseas. The
agglomeration of these varied industry players has significantly affected the
hitherto harmonious and natural romance amongst our very good people. Just lately,
the introduction of a overseas big scale mining business-Cassius Mining Restricted
(Cassius), brought with it, a cascade of inter-business disputes, as nicely as
hostilities amongst compact scale miners and common authorities.
No quicker than the claimed Cassius mining corporation arrived in
the group than there were being collection of mining concession litigations,
sponsored fragmentations of modest scale miners entrance and utter disregard for
neighborhood and common authorities. No standard authority has been
recognised as a person capable of amicably resolving most of their self-inflicted
troubles. As a issue of problem and to douse the expanding stress in the
community, we have taken it on ourselves to assess the functions of that
company and have appear to the pursuing desire/problems:
licence area of the Cassius organization came as well shut to an presently current
operational area belonging to the Yenyeya and Pabortaaba Mining Groups who are
taking pleasure in Mine Support Service from the Shaanxi Mining (Ghana) Limited, who
equally have potentials of increasing their functions to big scale. It is
noticeable that the Cassius licence gave delivery to potential cases of overlaps each
surface area and underground. This is what has been the beef concerning the two mining
‘giants’ in our group. We take into consideration our petition timely given that we are
reliably educated that the Prospecting licence of Cassius has expired because
December 2018. It is our placement that the licence really should not be renewed
any longer to stay clear of what has frequented our neighborhood in the past 3 decades. It is
the larger sized desire of bulk of indigenes that the mentioned licence be revoked
outright for cogent good reasons subsequently mentioned in this petition.
about the Administrators and Shareholders of Cassius have produced startling revelations
about their feasible criminal backgrounds. For each documentations out there to us,
some of the Directors and Shareholders, who came into Ghana and promoted the
corporation ended up convicted of criminal activities together with possession of narcotics
and market rigging and other offences these as experienced negligence. For the
avoidance of question, we refer you to
the Daily Tutorial publication of Tuesday, February 26, 2019, page 6 dubbed
‘Mafia’ Team Invades Gbane Mining Area’ as perfectly as on line publications-https://www.modernghana.com/information/928045/northern-patriots-in-researc-and-advocacy-threatens-demo-ov.html,
and so on. We are minded by the
interpretation of Portion 86 (1) of the Companies ACT 1963 (ACT 179), now
revised as the Organizations Act 2019-Sections 172 and 177- which proscribes them
to boost and take care of a company in the region. We are further conscious a petition
has been sent to the Inspector Standard of Law enforcement and the Director Common-CID
by a civil society organisation referred to as Northern Patriots in Investigation and
Advocacy (NORPRA) for further investigations into these alleged backgrounds. It
will not be out of area to respectfully urge your outfit to synchronise your
pursuits with the investigations and the final result of exact to inform you greater
on these individuals who constitute the homeowners of that company.
classic area has regarded no peace at any time since the organization entered to carry out
its illegal exploration. The exploration was illegal next point that the
enterprise experienced no functioning permit right before embarking on its drilling routines and
was subsequently issued a Prevent Work Get by the Minerals Commission on 25th
August 2017 and reminded in one more on 2nd January, 2018. On its unlawful
assumption of exploration, it begun sponsoring litigious groups to foment
difficulty in opposition to other rivals, as very well as standard rulers. Disparaging
comments have been released in opposition to some regular rulers and other mining
enterprises in our community all in hostile tries to deride their integrities
and oust competitors.
The harmonious and organic and natural solidarity that existed before
their arrival has extinguished. At the moment, brothers are at war from
their brothers with a whole lot of cases in courtroom for settlement. These are methods
that will further more soil the hitherto consanguinity that served as the foundation
of unity and growth.
4. The organization a short while ago packed out of its camp unannounced next its failure to get an functioning allow. Its woes have been deepened by simple fact that the Prospecting Licence has expired. Gbane is effectively known for its blessing with the gold metallic and has grow to be a incredibly hot area for traders in that sector. We are of the strongest conviction that the space they occupied with their Prospecting Licence can be better and economically mined if granted to effectively placed, real, placid buyers. This sort of rapid developing expense will renovate our rural financial system by career generation and social interventions.
Beneath the circumstance, the company has proven it is seriously
incapacitated and should really not be permitted to derail the fortunes of our group.
We benefit investment decision but these kinds of ought to occur with peace, advancement and mutual
coexistence which we are conspicuously missing in the Cassius Mining Confined
corporation. We are ready to acknowledge and do the job with people you deem in good shape for intent
other than this business and hope to have a favourable response from you.
Remember to accept the assurances of our highest thing to consider.
For Chief of Gbane
Hon. John Nabwomya
Assembly Member, Gaare-Gbane E/A
Alhaji Fahad N. Bagmeritamme
Teng Yin Emmanuel
(For Ndaan Gugbazaah-Tassoh)
The Legal professional Common and Minister for Justice-Accra
The Chief Government Officer-Minerals Fee