- The angry residents drove out officials of Engineers and planners
- Ibrahim Mahama is facing court action over the bauxite concession
Some irate residents of Nyinahin community in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashante Region have thrown out some officials of Engineers and Planners from a bauxite mining concession in the area.
The residents mainly youth, forced out the workers who were depositing some heavy mining equipment at the bauxite concession belonging to businessman, Ibrahim Mahama.
Heavy duty equipment belonging to the brother of the former president Mahama were being taken to the concession in a bid to prospect bauxite but the residents fiercely drove out officials of the company and some drivers in the area.
According to reports, there was near clashes between workers of Engineers and Planners and some of the angry residents who maintained their stance.
Reports say, it took the timely intervention of security personnel in the area to calm down nerves between the residents and Engineers and Planners.
It could be recalled that, Ibrahim Mahama was awarded permit to a huge bauxite concession in the area, few days after his brother left power.
The last minute contract to Ibrahim Mahama by the National Democratic Congress (NDC), administration angered some Ghanaians especially members of the NPP.
Some heavily criticized the posture of the Mahama-led NDC government, maintaining that, the move smacks corruption.
Few weeks later, Engineers and Planners was hit by court action filed by the Youth Organizer of the Brong Ahafo Region, Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC over the bauxite concession.
The brother of former President Mahama is to face Abronye DC at the Supreme Court over the huge bauxite mining concession leased to his company for 18 and 21 years respectively.
The Supreme Court suit by the NPP’s outspoken member, is to challenge the legitimacy of the bauxite concession awarded to Ibrahim Mahama.
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