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Exton cubic threatens to sue govt   – Starr Fm

Exton Cubic Group Limited has threatened to sue government over the attempt to block its exploration of the Nyinahini bauxite concession. According to the group, the confiscation of their mining equipment by the Ashanti regional minister is piling heavy debts on its books on daily basis. In a statement …

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Nyinahini Youth threaten chief over Exton support – Starr Fm

Some angry Youth in Nyinahini in the Ashanti Region have vowed to chase out the Chief of the town for his alleged support for the embattled bauxite mining firm Exton Cubic. The youth claim the chief is responsible for the issuance of license for the company through illegitimate means …

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Exton Cubic Group clears air over Nyinahini Bauxite Concession – Starr Fm

Exton Cubic Group Limited has denied media reports that it is scheming with Engineers and Planners (E&P) to engage in illegal mining at the Nyinahini bauxite concession. “We wish to state emphatically that the said publications are false and a total misrepresentation of the actual facts of the issue. …

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Offsetting mining impact with reforestation: the New Abirem story

A flock of birds chirp endlessly. Tall trees nearby whisper breezes and chainsaw roars a stone throw away. Shrubs and climbers envelope stumps and wild grasses bloom. The sun is hot, the breeze is cold but the ground is wet with giant footprints of tractors. This is the Kweikaru Forest …

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Help finance mining activities – Aubynn to African banks – Starr Fm

The Chief Executive of Ghana’s Minerals Commission has advised African Banks and Finance institutions to get involved in the provision of capital to local mining entrepreneurs to ensure an optimized benefit of mining to Africans. Dr. Toni Aubynn gave the advice in Abuja, while speaking as a panelist at …

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I didn’t sanction military protection for miners – Kumbour – Starr Fm

Former Defense Minister Dr. Benjamin Kumbour has rubbished claims by the MP for Manso Adubia that he approved military protection for the Russia and Ukraine nationals who were arrested for illegal mining Monday. According to him, the decision to deploy military men anywhere in the country is solely taken …

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Military protecting illegal mining sites – Amewu – Starr Fm

Some Russians and Ukrainians in illegal mining activities in the Ashanti region have been arrested. The foreigners who were operating at a mining  firm at Tontokrom in the Amansie West District were arrested on the orders of the Lands and mineral resources minister John Peter Amewu. The minister also …

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Irate youth torch $1.5m mining equipment – Starr Fm

Rampaging residents of Akyem Abekoase in the Atiwa District of the Eastern region have set ablaze excavators, generators and new mining equipment worth $1.5 million belonging to Adjei-Dankwa Investment. It is unclear what triggered the violent action of the gun, machete-wielding youth numbering about 300. The incensed protestors tied …

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Arrest those engaging children in mining – Child Rights Int’l – Starr Fm

Child Rights International is calling for the arrest and prosecution of parents who engage their children in illegal mining. According to the organisation, its latest findings on child exploitation in mining communities point to an alarming increase in the engagement of children as labourers on mining concession sites with …

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