Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Bauxite Mining Residents walk from E/R to Flagstaff House to petition President Akufo-Addo

The final destination of the group which calls itself Concerned Citizens of the Atewa Landscape, is the Flagstaff House in Accra where a petition will be presented to the presidency.

  • Published:

Over hundred residents of Atewa in the Eastern Region started a 6-day walk from the region to Accra to register their disapproval on government’s decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve.

The 95-kilometre journey will be used to highlight the significance of the reserve and why mining will affect the survival millions of Ghanaians.

The final destination of the group which calls itself Concerned Citizens of the Atewa Landscape, is the Flagstaff House in Accra where a petition will be presented to the presidency.

READ ALSO: Somalia is a happier place to live than Ghana according to report

The march, which started from Sagyimase took the protestors to Kyebi, where a petition was presented to the East Akim Municipal Assembly.

A copy was also presented to the Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin at his palace. The Gyasehene received it on his behalf.

 

The protesters carried polluted water from destructive mining activities.

A member of the group and deputy director of environmental NGO Arocha Ghana Daryl Bosu said they will do whatever it takes to ensure the forest reserve is preserved.

READ ALSO: Beware of deadly listeriosis infected meat from SA, FDA warns Ghanaians

However, the government has not commented on allegations that it has decided to mine bauxite in the reserve “within the range” as leverage for a $15billion joint venture deal with China to develop an integrated aluminium industry.

The Atewa Range Forest Reserve which is about 23,663 hectares, is part of an ecosystem known as the Upper Guinea Forest. It spans across the Akyem Abuakwa area and is one of two such forests left in Ghana.

It serves as ecosystem and biodiversity and it also provides headwaters for three major river systems, the Ayensu, Densu and Birim rivers.

Five million Ghanaians depend on the three rivers that take their source from the Reserve.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Ponzi schemes in Ghana These investments are Ponzi schemes in Ghana, so...bullet
2 How to make money online Online jobs; how to make money on YouTube in...bullet
3 Donor Support World Bank injects $60m into Ghana’s energy, tourism...bullet
4 Investment banks in Ghana Top 5 investment banks in Ghana and why...bullet
5 Menzgold Ghana Don't deposit money with Menzgold – BoG cautions...bullet
6 Salaries In 2018 Here are the dates public workers will be...bullet
7 Menzgold Ghana Investment company closes down its Gold Vault...bullet
8 Education Top 5 private high schools in Ghana according to...bullet
9 Number 12 Panic withdrawals hit savings & loans company...bullet
10 Economy of Ghana Gov’t to increase taxes in mid-year...bullet

Top Videos

1 Forbes 2018 Africa's billionaires rich listbullet
2 Money Alert Meet Africa's richest womanbullet
3 Plane Crash Starbow suspends operations following plane crashbullet
4 Tech 6 reasons you should buy an iPhone SE instead of any of the...bullet
5 Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong Nobody can collapse my company – JOSPONGbullet
6 New Discovery Ghana discovers new mineral, lithium in...bullet
7 Support Finance minister buys Kantanka carbullet
8 New Phone Nokia’s MWC 2018 Event in Under 10 Minutesbullet
9 New Phone Nokia’s MWC 2018 event in 7 minutesbullet
10 New Phones Nokia MWC 2018 Event in 5 minutesbullet

Business