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Government Suspended License Of Mining Contractor, Maxim Limited Over The Bogoso-Appiiate explosive.

The ministry of Land and Natural Resources has disclosed that the government has suspended the license of a mining services contractor; Maxam Limited, following an explosion at Bogoso-Appiate that has killed a lot of people, injured some and destroyed a lot of properties.

It is said that the exploitive that the vehicle was carrying belongs to Maxam Limited which was transported to the Chirano gold mine, run by Toronto-based Kinross (K.TO).

“Consequently, the Hon. Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, MP, has, as of 21st January 2022, directed the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission to interdict the Chief Inspector of Mines with immediate effect, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation into the tragic events which took place at Appiate". The statement read.

“Further, the Hon Minister has directed the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, with immediate effect, to suspend the registration of Maxam Company Limited with the Minerals Commission, thereby precluding the company from the manufacture, transportation, and/or supply of explosives for mining operations". It added.

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Bogoso-Appiate Bogoso-Appiiate Kinross Maxam Limited Samuel A. Jinapor

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