The Mamponghene, Dasebre Dr. Osei Bonsu ll, has led residents to protest against any move to start mining in Mampong in the Ashanti Region.
This follows after the Minerals Commission publicized a note indicating that an undisclosed mining firm wants to start prospecting for gold in Mampong.
Following the publication, the Chief of Mampong has strongly cautioned against the move by the Minerals Commission to license a mining firm to mine in Mampong.
The Chief and the people say even though the mining firm will be mining legally they still do not want any mining to be done on their land because there will be a time when illegal mining will also start.
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