Apeatse explosion: Minerals Commission CEO and Chief Inspector of Mines interdicted

apeatse explosion minerals commission ceo and chief inspector of mines interdicted
Martin Kwaku Ayisi

The Lands Minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, has suspended the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Martin Kwaku Ayisi, with immediate effect over the explosion at Apeatse in the Western Region.

Also, the Minister has instructed Mr Kwaku Ayisi to interdict the Chief Inspector of Mines, Obiri Yeboah Twumasi, with immediate effect pending the outcome of the investigation into Thursday’s incident.

In a press statement issued by the Lands Ministry on Friday, Mr Abu Jinapor directed that the Mineral’s Commission boss suspends its registration of Maxam Company Limited.

This government believes will thereby preclude the company from the manufacture, transportation and/or supply of explosives for mining operations for mining pending the outcome of the investigations.

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