Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Council has clearly stated that they have not relented over the negative impact of Asante Gold Cooperation’s mining activities against Bibiani-Oldtown and Zongo communities.
Explaining to AkuapemHann Kwame Asamoah of Sefwinews.com, the Atipemhene of Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Council, Nana Kwadwo Bonya indicated that the Paramount Chief of Sefwi Anhwiaso, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II is poised to fight for early resettlement of communities (Old town and Zongo) affected by the mining company’s daily activities.
According to him, a meeting was conveyed in December 2022 with chiefs and assembly members of these affected towns to deliberate on how to fast-track the resettlement process assuring that by Monday, 23rd January 2023, these communities would hear good news.
Chief of Sefwi Ntakam and Abakomahene of Anhwiaso Traditional Council, Nana Kwadwo Somia, on his part, noted that if the resettlement problem is not considered and any airborne disease breaks out can affect everyone.
He said the mining company knows all the laws binding their activities, so they should act accordingly, urging all and sundry to be patient as all these resettlement brouhaha would soon end.
Adding his voice, the Chief of Hwenampori, Nana Ebiri Kwaku, reiterated that irrespective of the challenges the company faces, it should expedite the resettlement process to curb future outbreaks of communicable diseases.