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Lands Ministry: No firm has been granted licence to mine lithium in Ghana

The ministry says exploration for lithium in the country is currently ongoing, but licences have not been granted yet

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has denied reports suggesting it has granted licences to several companies to exploit Ghana’s lithium resources against the national interest.

“The attention of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been drawn to various publications in a section of the media, to the effect that the Government of President Akufo-Addo has granted licences to several companies to exploit Ghana’s lithium resources against the national interest,” the ministry’s statement issued on Wednesday (26 July) said.

“These stories are totally false. For the avoidance of doubt, no company has been granted a lease, licence and/or permit to exploit, mine and/or produce lithium in Ghana,” the statement added.

The ministry, however, said exploration for lithium in the country is currently ongoing.

“Various explorations for this mineral are currently ongoing, and the ministry has submitted a policy proposal for the regulation, exploitation and management of Ghana’s green minerals, including lithium, which is currently being scrutinised by cabinet,” the statement said.

Below is the full statement:

 

 

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

 

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