Mr Ace Ankomah (hands raised), a private legal practitioner addressing a meeting on illegal mining in Accra. Those with him include Mr Kenneth Ashigbey (2nd left), Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group Limited, Mrs Carol Annang (left), Managing Director of the New Times Corporation and Mr Ransford Tetteh (right), Editor of the Daily Graphic. Picture: Gabriel Ahiabor
Mining rights and leases granted to small-scale mining firms have not been ratified by Parliament since the coming into force of the 1992 Constitution which renders all mining operations in the country illegal, a private legal practitioner, Mr Ace Anan Ankomah, has disclosed.
He, therefore, demanded that all licences or leases granted small-scale mining that had not been ratified by Parliament must stop immediately because they were all illegal.