Lands Minister revokes Exton Cubic's mining lease

Lands Minister revokes Exton Cubic's mining lease

- Government has revoked Exton Cubic's mning leases

- Government says all three leases weren't acquired properly

- Government intends to investigate those in charge of supervising the issuing of Exton Cubics mining leases

Lands and Resources Minister, Hon. John Peter Amewu has revoked the Exton Cubic Group Limited's mining lease to undertake mining activities in the Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti Region.

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Lands Minister revokes Exton Cubic's mining lease

Lands and Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu

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In an announcement on Monday, Lands and Resources Minister revealed that government had revoked Ibrahim Mahama's company, Exton Cubic's mining lease to operate in the Atwima Mpondua district.

Speaking during his announcement, Hon. Amewu said several documents that were supposed to have been submitted by Ibrahim Mahama's company were not submitted, thereby making all three leases null and void.

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According to the Lands and Resources Minister, the missing documents included an environmental assessment for EA2, environmental impact assessment, environmental impact statement, scoping report, an annual environmental report for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a liability estimates of environmental degradation in line with the Environmental Assessment Regulation 1999 (LI1652).

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This flies in the face of statements from Engineers and Planners, also a company belonging to Ibrahim Mahama, who issued a statement saying that it possessed legally acquired mining leases to operate in the Nyinahini bauxite concession from the Lands and Resources Ministry by satisfying "all the laid down procedures required by law".

Speaking to the media, Lands Minister Amewu highlighted several discrepancies relating to Engineers and Planners' lease request and added that government would investigate the conduct of officials who were in charge of supervising mining leases given to Exton Cubic without paying attention to regulations.

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