Notice of Civil Action Served Against Gov’t Over Plans To Mine Atewa For Bauxite

15th January 2020

A Rocha Ghana, together with other NGOs and individuals, wish to inform the general public that a notice of civil action against the Government of Ghana has been filed with the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Honourable Gloria A. Akuffo, over its plans to exploit the Atewa Range Forest for bauxite.

 Gloria A. Akuffo

The notice which was filed on Monday, January 13, 2020 is in pursuant to Section 10 of the State Proceeding Act 1998, Act 555. The action intends to protect and safeguard the environment pursuant to the constitutional duty imposed on us under article 41(k) of the Constitution of Ghana, 1992. EcoCare Ghana, Ghana Youth Environment Movement, Save the Frogs Ghana, and several other institutions have affirmed their support to ensure that governments both now and in the future respect the right of Ghanaians to a safe and healthy environment.

The notice has been served bearing in mind several constitutional actions to draw government’s attention to the fact that mining in the Atewa Forest would be very detrimental.

Find full Press Statement HERE

 

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