The Lands Minister (third right) addressing the workers at the meeting
The Lands Minister (third right) addressing the workers at the meeting
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A ten member Committee has been set up by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources to find an amicable solution to the recent impasse between the government and the management of the Ghana Manganese Company, which led to the shutting down and subsequent reopening of the company.

The committee made up of representatives from the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, the Mineral Commission and Professional Mine Workers Union (PMWU),  has ten days to submit its findings to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resource.

Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Kwaku Asomah Cheremah who announced this during a meeting with the PMWU at Tarkwa in the Western Region, assured the workers of the ministry’s commitment to use dialogue in resolving the recent misunderstanding between the management of GMC and the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry.

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He further expressed confidence that through effective engagements with all stakeholders, the committee will come out with an agreeable solution for the problem.

The misunderstanding over allegations of non-payment of taxes and price manipulation against the company led the government ordering the shutdown of operations at the mine.

After a short closure, the sector Minister ordered the company to resume operations, while the parties offered to dialogue the matter.

Benjamin Nana Appiah/