Sad News Hit Maxam Mining Company As Gov’t Suspends Maxam’s License, Orders Interdiction Of Inspector Of Mines Over Apiate Explosion

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The government of Ghana have allegedly suspended the license of the Maxam mining company to operate following the recent unfortunate explosion that has claimed a lot of human lives and property in the country.

However, according to reports, the unfortunate explosion happened when a motorcycle rammed into the DAF vehicle carrying an explosion owned by the Maxam Mining Company in the country thereby resulting in an explosion.

According to reports, the DAF vehicle carrying the explosive was transporting them to the Chirano gold mine which is run by a Toronto Based Kinross KTO.

However, a statement emanating from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources disclosed the alleged suspension further revealing that the Chief Inspector of the Mines has been interdicted amidst the investigation into the situation in the country.

“Consequently, the Hon. Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, MP, has, as of 21st January 2022, directed the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission to interdict the Chief Inspector of Mines with immediate effect, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation into the tragic events which took place at Apple. Further, the Hon Minister has directed the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, with immediate effect, to suspend the registration of Maxam Company Limited with the Minerals Commission, thereby precluding the company from the manufacture, transportation, and/or supply of explosives for mining operations”, the statement indicated.

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According to the statement of the report, the total number of individuals who were involved in the casualties stand at 76 with 17 of them confirmed dead.

However, 59 out of the 76 that were rescued so far are seriously injured and sent to the various hospitals receiving emergency treatment.

” Out of the fifty-nine 59 injured person l, forty-two 42 are receiving treatment and some in critical conditions”, the statement indicated.

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