Simon Osei-Mensah Releases Exton Cubic Mining Equipments

The Ashanti regional minister Simon Osei-Mensah has directed the regional police command to release the impounded equipment.

Vehicles and Mining equipments belonging to Exton Cubic Group Limited, which were seized by the Ashanti Regional Minister and District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atwima Mponua has been released.

The Ashanti regional minister Simon Osei-Mensah has directed the regional police Command to release the equipment.

The directive is based on an advise from the Attorney General and Minister of Justice after the company acquired all the necessary documentation and permits to operate at Nyinahini.

A letter to the regional police Command said “You are to take the particulars of all the equipment before their release. Additionally, they should acknowledge receipt of same. Thanks for your support and co-operation.”

The equipments which belongs to Engineers, and planners were seized at Nynahini in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti by the police for what it called unlawful prospecting for bauxite in the Nyinahini Bauxite concession.

The company had revealed that the seizure of their vehicles and mining equipment cost the company over $40,000 daily.

According to Exton Cubic, the losses started on August 20, 2017, when the vehicles were impounded in the Nyinahin township.

An Accra High Court presided by Justice Ackah-Boafo has ruled against the decision by the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Amewu, over the revocation of the mining permits of the company.

By the judgement, the mining license of Exton Cubic to prospect for bauxite in the Ashanti Region, has been restored.

He also directed that the company should be given an opportunity to remedy the areas it had faulted during the processes describing the decision to revoke the lease as “whimsical, capricious and illegal.”

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