A licensed Gold mining company at Atewa West district in the Eastern Region, X-Gold Mining Limited has accused the Military personnel of ‘Operation Halt’ of taking the laws of the land into their own hands in relation to the fight against Galamsey also known as illegal mining in Ghanaian parlance.
The mining company made this allegation in a statement issued in Accra over the burning of some excavators allegedly belonging to the National Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP), Kate Gyamfua.
According to the statement, the Military entered the concession of the company on Sunday, May 16, 2021, and burnt sixteen excavators and one bulldozer.
The statement explained that the company is a legally registered large-scale leaseholder of five concessions in the Atewa West district.
Our company has all the government needed permits to conduct mining activities in the country.
The statement added that they were made to understand that the government directive was for the burning of the equipment of illegal miners not legal miners in the country
Below is the full statement issued by the company in Accra :
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