The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry to produce a mining permit between the agency and the Ghana Bauxite Company Limited within two weeks.

The two week ultimatum follows investigations by Member of Parliament for Efutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, who is also on the member of PAC who discovered the mining company is operating without EPA’s certification.

This comes at a time a bauxite mining company, Exton Cubic Group Limited, has been prevented from mining in a concession at Nyinahini in the Atwima Nwabiagya in the Ashanti Region following failure to abide by laws relating to their license, and some statutory infractions.

Mr Afenyo-Markin told the committee his quest to see the license granted to Ghana Bauxite Company Limited is not personal but “I want fairness for all stakeholders”.

The Chairman of the committee, James Klutse Avedzi, speaking on the issue said it would be appropriate for the Ministry to submit a permit authorising the company to operate within two week.

Source: Ghana/AccraFM.com

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