No Mining License or Concession Will Be Granted Without Approval From Paramount Chiefs – Gov’t Directs
Henceforth no mining license or concession will be granted to applicants without the express approval of the Paramount Chief of the mining area or community. In addition to this, regional ministers, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive Officers (MMDCEs) in a mining area should be formally consulted on the granting of mining concessions to any individual or company.
Prepare To Answer Questions As To How You Built These Houses In Four Years; Massive Reactions-Taylor
Please follow me. Thank you. Vociferous Ghanaian-US based Journalist and the host of "With All Due Respect", Kevin Ekow Taylor has sent a strong notice to a Ghanaian lawyer, politician and member of parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party, representing the people of Damongo constituency, Honorable Samuel Abu Jinapor.
The issues surrounding Achimota forest is trying to expose big politicians who are having numerous properties in Ghana. It is very sad to know that, some of this ministers or MP's acquired those luxurious and expensive houses few years after becoming a minister or an MP. On this faithful day, some expensive houses are causing a massive stir on social media.
Samuel Abu Jinapor is a Lawyer and a member of parliament for Damango. He has been elected as the member of parliament for this constituency for four years of less and has amassed wealth for himself in a way that most people are surprised about. The manner in which politicians are amassing these wealths for themselves whiles not having their properties scrutinized and investigated is one of the reasons why politicians are doing whatever they please in this country.
It is now a normal routine for the current Member of Parliament for the people of Damongo constituency to go back to his constituency to check the well-being of his constituents and ongoing projects in the constituency. This weekend, Honourable Samuel Abu Jinapor who is the Member of Parliament of Damongo constituency and the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources went back home to embark on a tour in his beloved constituency.
Undoubtedly, the Member of Parliament for the Damongo Constituency, Honourable Samuel Abu Jinapor is one of the very few parliamentarians that are young but very active and efficient in executing their duties. Now the Damongo Constituency is experiencing massive growth ever since he got the opportunity to represent them in Parliament.
Achimota forest which was sold to some members of the New patriotic party has become the top trending news in Ghana everyone is talking about how and why a whole property that belongs to the nation can be sold to some political members, which is against the laws of the land.
The people of the Damongo Constituency can be seen to be very happy with the current rate of development in their communities ever since Honourable Samuel Abu Jinapor became the Member of Parliament of their Constituency. Currently he is being praised and hailed by his constituency members. Samuel Abu Jinapor who is the Member of Parliament for the Damongo constituency and the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has provided electricity to three communities in the Damongo constituencies.
Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has revealed that soldiers have seized approximately 30 excavators following the relaunch of 'Operation Halt' to combat illegal mining (galamsey). He stated that the military would assume full responsibility for the second phase of 'Operation Halt,' which aims to mitigate and reduce illegal mining in the country.
Yesterday was a very busy day for the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Honourable Samuel Abu Jinapor. The Member of Parliament of Damongo constituency presented mining licences for some small scale mining companies in the country. Honourable Samuel Abu Jinapor had a hectic day yesterday, but he was able to undertake all his duties and responsibilities.
Ghanaians Massively React As Lands Minister Reveals Why Patrol Boats Were Procured To Fight Galamsey
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has attracted several reactions after he made a disclosure of how his outfit was fighting Galamsey. According to Honourable Samuel Abu Jinapor, Five Patrol Boats have been procured to help in curbing Galamsey. He explained that the Government has invested into the battle against Galamsey due to how government prioritizes the essence of protecting the water, land and other natural resources.
Samuel Abu Jinapor, the minister for lands and natural resources, says he welcomes the many suggestions from stakeholders on how to stop illegal mining in Ghana. He claims that his organization has taken note of the many suggestions from the public and will take them into consideration when addressing the threat.
Management the affairs of a family is not even a simple task, so imagine putting the affairs and destiny of thousands of people on your shoulders. This is kind of pain our MPs are going through, but the member of Parliament for the Damongo constituency has proven to gem, a great leader and a man of his words.
Most Ghanaians can be said to be in a state of shock and cannot stop talking about the content of Sir John's Will circulating on the media; the social media, press media, television and the likes. The death and the reading of the Will or the leaking of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie's Will has revealed certain hidden things that Ghanaians or the electorates in Ghana have no idea about.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources says there is no record that the late previous Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie otherwise known as Sir John possesses bits of the Achimota Forest or Ramsar site. This as per the Ministry follows checks at the Lands Commission as a component of examinations of the departed's Will which gave parts of these terrains to his family members.
In order to combat unauthorized small-scale mining, the government has acquired five patrol boats, according to Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources (galamsey). On Thursday, July 21, he declared at a press conference in Accra that the boats will monitor the Ankobra, Pra, and Birim rivers.
According to the minister of lands and natural resources, the battle against illegal mining (Galamsey) cannot be won as long as politicians and other key players continue to take positions that support the offenders. Samuel Abu Jinapor noted that the battle could only be won collectively while speaking at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology's (KNUST) 40th anniversary of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources.
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor has stated that the Achimota Forest Lands and Ramsar Site lands which were written in Sir John's will are void and invalid. He further stated that the said land will never be given to the beneficiaries who were deemed ownership but will continue to be the property of the state.
Following EI 144 which declassifies portions of the Achimota Forest reserve and the release of a purported Will and Final testament of the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John) on social media, the Achimota Forest has come under heavy controversy with regards to its ownership and purpose of use.
In spite of its complexity and the acute problem in coping with unlawful mining, the government will continue to study the interventions and additionally devise new strategies so that it will sooner or later assist stem the tide. This is because the authorities is determined no longer rest on its oars until the fight in opposition to the phenomenon, popularly called galamsey, is received.