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Lands Minister issues 120-day ultimatum to FGR to revamp its mining operations


Future Global Resources Limited (FGR) has been instructed by the government to swiftly overhaul its mining operations.


This order was issued in response to a picketing demonstration that was held on Thursday, April 25, at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources by the Ghana Mineworkers' Union (GMWU) of the TUC-Ghana. "The Organization is to submit proof, as per the general inclination of the Clergyman and the Minerals Commission, of monetary assets accessible to pay banks and work the Mine, inside the said one hundred and twenty (120) days, and to guarantee that the Mine is completely functional before the lapse of the said one hundred and twenty (120) days," an assertion from the Terrains Service read.


Abdul-Moomin Gbana, the General Secretary of the Ghana Mineworkers' Union (GMWU), made it clear in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, that the protest was meant to urge the government to revoke Future Global Resources Limited's mining lease, which runs the Bogoso-Prestea Mines. The association contends that since taking command of the mine in 2020, Future Worldwide Assets has not exhibited adequate monetary capacity to oversee it actually. The Minister of Lands & Natural Resources has received a recommendation from the Minerals Commission to revoke the license, but nothing has been done about it.


The government, represented by Lands Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, acknowledged the union's concerns during the picketing at the Lands Ministry and instructed FGR to address them immediately. Mr. Jinapor reassured the harmed employees that the government would work to improve their well-being. The mandate to FGR came because of the strain applied by the GMWU, featuring the force of aggregate activity in tending to work issues.


The government quickly acted as a result of the union's persistent advocacy for its members' rights, demonstrating the significance of organized labor in the country's governance.


In light of the public authority's order, Future Worldwide Assets Restricted is supposed to find quick ways to address the worries raised by the GMWU.

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