On March 13, 2023, the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) in collaboration with the Institute for Energy Securities (IES) organized a district stakeholders’ engagement on Lithium Extraction at the Conference Hall of the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly on the theme “Avoiding the Mining curse; Promoting efficient and sustainable Lithium exploitation in Ghana’s mining sector through adoption of best practices”.
In attendance at this engagement were Chiefs and Queen mothers of the various traditional authorities within the Municipality and, opinion leaders, invited Assembly members, heads of departments of the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly, the media, etc.
During this engagement, the stakeholders laid before house, the concerns they have with the exploitation and mining of minerals in our country Ghana, and its impact both positively and negatively on the lives and livelihoods of Ghanaians. In like manner, they asked that the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) and the Institute for Energy Securities (IES) play their role effectively in ensuring that the people of Ewoyaa and the Saltpond community at large are not disadvantaged in this mining activity underway.
The representatives of Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) and the Institute for Energy Securities (IES) also assured of their unrelenting efforts and support to making this exercise a very successful one to the greatest benefit of the citizens of Ewoyaa and Saltpond at large.