Ghanaian sues Anglogold, Ghana Bauxite, Newmont, others over illegal mining


A citizen of Ghana, David Addo, has filed a case in the High Court against the Attorney General and eight others including Minerals Commission, Ghana Bauxite Company Ltd, Anglogold Ashanti and Newmont Ltd.

In the suit, the Plaintiff wants the Court to declare that the mining companies named in the action  are mining the natural resources of the Ghana illegally.

The case of the Plaintiff is that the mining leases granted to the mining companies by the government of  Ghana  has not been ratified by Parliament and therefore the leases are void and of no effect.

Mr. Addo is further calling on the Court to restrain the companies from mining the natural resources of Ghana in flagrant breach of the law.

He also wants the Court to order the companies to pay back all minerals extracted from Ghana illegally.

As will be recalled the Supreme Court of Ghana in a case brought against Exton Cubic Group Co. ltd by the Attorney General, decided that any mining lease that is not ratified is void and of no effect and confers no right.

Below is a copy of the writ:

Source: Daily Mail GH

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