December 6, 2023

The deputy majority leader and MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin has refuted claims by some NDC members in his constituency that some government officials and himself have sold the sacred forest of Effutu to a mining company to mine lithium.

According to him the forest is still reserved for the purpose it is intended for and that there is no plan to sell or lease such land for mining purposes since those claims are mere allegations and propaganda by some NDC members just to score a political point.

He concluded that, the CEO of the Minerals Commission, Mr Martin Ayisi has issued a release to that effect, that such forest has not been sold or given to any company for mining purposes.

He called out his colleagues in the NDC to focus on the real challenges facing the people so that they can engage and discuss such issues rather than polluting the minds of the people; adding that the practice of peddling untruth would not help advance the course of democracy.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/