Adamus urged to buy social license from Anwia
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has asked Adamus Mining Resources Limited, a gold prospecting company in the Ellembelle District to buy social license from the Anwia community in the interest of peace.
He also urged Adamus to engage the local community in their operations and understand their concerns in order to ensure conducive working environment.
Mr Buah, who doubles as the Minister of Petroleum, said this during an emergency visit to the site of Adamus at Anwia, a farming community near Nkroful in the Western Region.
The youth in the town staged a demonstration last week to register their protest against what they term “Adamus overstepping their bounds” and conducting blasting activities closer to the community.
To counter the demonstration, soldiers on Thursday, July 9, where deployed to the mining site and the community.
In the ensuing confrontation, Mr Buah visited the community and the mining site where he told the Anwia people to exercise restraint while they engage the Environmental Protection Agency and the Minerals Commission to address their concerns.
The MP asked Adamus to stop the blasting of gold rocks near the town as it has the propensity to affect lives and property.
In an interview, the Chief of Anwia, Nana Simalee Kpanyinli V, said the effect of the blasting is unbearable and had intensified for the last five days, leading to the youth besieging his palace.
Nana Kpanyinli said he met with officials of Adamus at his palace and told them that until they erect a buffer zone between the mining site and the community, “we will not allow you to mine again”.