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Jinapor: Only six firms have been granted permit to mine in forest reserves



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The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor says a total of six forest entry permits have been issued by the Ministry since 2017 to companies to mine in Forest reserves.

These companies include Chirano Mining Company Ltd, Honest international company Ltd and Trans Atlantic Logistics Ltd.

He however indicated that only two out of the six companies are actually involved in mining while the other companies are still working on obtaining other permits required to commence their operations.

Jinapor also added that some companies had already acquired permits to mine in forest reserves prior to 2017.

In furtherance of the ministry’s quest to protect the integrity of forest reserves, he indicated that no new licenses have been issued since 2021.

He made these comments on the floor of parliament while answering questions from members of parliament.

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