Ghanaians Alarmed As 24% Of Kakum National Park Is Targeted For Mining
Ghanaians in the country and around the world have been high on their heels ever since news broke about the intention of a company to mine 24% of the Kakum National Park.
Mr Mustapha Seidu, the director of environmental based Civil Society Organization, Nature and Development Foundation revealed that, a search on the website of Ghana’s Minerals Commission lead to the realization that a company named High Street Ltd for Mining has put in an application for a mining license, seeking to mine 24% of the Kakum forest reserve.
He added that his findings also revealed that 14 other applications to mine the Kakum National Park together with the one from High Street Ltd for Mining are under consideration.
Mr Mustapha Seidu during a stakeholders engagement at Accra on the policy implementation of the recently passed L.I. 2462, expressed surprise that’s anyone will ever conceive the idea of mining in a park as treasured as the Kakum National Park.
The Kakum National Park is one of the most visited parks in Ghana which earn Ghana a lot of revenue through it’s tourists attractions features.
The Kakum forest reserve is also home to some endangered and protected spices in the world.
The Kakum National Park is in a validation stage for mining.— CediRates.com (@CediRates) November 12, 2023
Once approved High Street Ghana Limited will legally be allowed to mine about 24% of the national park. The park generates ₵2-3 million annually. Check exchange rates here https://t.co/RnVSA0eanH pic.twitter.com/SUPLJwMQcF