The Minister of Lands and Natural resources directs the Forestry Commission to stop issuing permits for mining in the forests in Governments fight against corruption.
Samuel Abu Jinapor says no company or individual will be allowed to go near the forests or river bodies to mine in a bid to protect our forests and water bodies.
The action is to stop illegal mining and other land-degrading practices in the forests.
The Minister said this when he visited the Daboase Waterworks Treatment Plant of the Ghana Water Company in the Western Region.
“Since I became a minister, I have issued a directive to the Forestry Commission to no longer issue permit for mining in the forest,” Mr. Abu Jinapor said, as quoted by Classfmonline.
“It will mean that no one can walk into any forest to mine. Forests and river bodies are red lines no one should cross.”