The Concerned Citizens of the ATEWA Landscape in Eastern Region is set to embarking on a protest march over the mining of bauxite in the ATEWA forest reserve.
The protest which is set to take place tomorrow from Sagyimase to Kyebi is to remind the government about the nature and the benefits of the Atewa Forest reserves.
The Concerned Citizens of Atewa landscape have embarked on a series of campaigns to steer government away from its decision.
Just last, Rocha Ghana together with over 20 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) both local and international served a notice to the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Honourable Gloria A. Akuffo, over its plans to exploit the Atewa Range Forest for bauxite.
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 article41(k) of the Constitution of Ghana, 1992.
The notice was served to bear in mind several constitutional actions to draw government’s attention to the fact that mining in the Atewa Forest would be very detrimental.