EPA engages stakeholders on lithium mining in Central Region

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has held a public forum to engage stakeholders on the Ewoyaa Lithium Project, Ghana’s first lithium mine and a significant global producer of hard rock lithium.

The project, undertaken by Atlantic Lithium Limited, will create over 800 jobs and contribute to local industries and infrastructural development.

The EPA public forum, held at Krofu in the Mfantseman municipal Assembly, Central Region, aimed to ensure a collaborative and transparent approach to approving Atlantic Lithium’s mining bid.

Stakeholders, including paramount chiefs, farmers, landowners, and district assembly staff, attended the forum.

Atlantic Lithium’s CEO, Mr. Keith Muller, stated that the company has met all mining lease requirements and is committed to supporting community development initiatives.

Ing. Ransford Sakyi, Deputy Executive Director of Operations at EPA, said the company’s mining operations have not commenced yet and are awaiting environmental permit approval.

Nana Amanfo Edu IV, Paramount Chief of Mankessim Traditional Area, advocated for a committee to monitor the activities of Atlantic Lithium.

EPA engages stakeholders on lithium mining in Central Region

The public hearing was successful, with grievances addressed and plans put in place to resolve issues raised.

The project is expected to position Ghana as a trailblazer in Africa’s climate change efforts and secure a prosperous future for generations to come.

By: Isaac Dadzie | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana 

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