The Minerals Commission has begun negotiations with Atlantic Lithium Limited on the development of the Ewoyaa Lithium deposits in the Mfantsiman Municipality of the Central Region.
This follows a cabinet approval of a new policy framework for the exploitation, management and regulation of lithium and other green minerals in Ghana granted on Thursday, July 27.
A press statement signed by the CEO of the Commission, Mr Martin Kwaku Ayisi on Tuesday, said that the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has not approved any contract, transaction, deal or stake for any person, company or entity in respect of the Ewoyaa Lithium project.
“The Commission is by law mandated to make recommendations to the Minister for the grant of mineral rights, including a mining lease. The Commission has not made any such recommendation for the grant of a mining lease to the Minister for the development of the lithium deposits at Ewoyaa. At this stage, Atlantic Lithium Limited still holds a prospecting license in the name of its local subsidiary Barari Development Ghana Limited,” it added.
The Commission reassured Ghanaians that any exploitation and negotiations would be done in the greater interest of the Ghanaian people
“The Commission wishes to remind the media and the public of the commitment of the government to ensure that that the country reaps optimum benefits from the exploitation of lithium and other green minerals,” it said.
Irene Wirekoaa Osei, ISD