In response to recent speculations, Hon. Alexander Afenyo Markins, the Member of Parliament for Effutu, has categorically denied allegations that any forest land in the Effutu constituency has been sold for lithium mining. The MP addressed concerns regarding environmental conservation and sustainable land use during a press conference held yesterday.
Contrary to circulating rumors suggesting the sale of forested areas for mining activities, Hon. Afenyo Markins assured the public that there is no validity to these claims. He emphasized the importance of accurate information and responsible journalism in shaping public opinion, especially when it comes to matters of environmental conservation.
During the press conference, the Effutu MP reaffirmed his commitment to environmental preservation and sustainable development within the constituency. He stated that any mining activities, including those related to lithium extraction, would be conducted in compliance with existing environmental regulations and standards.
Effutu, known for its rich biodiversity and natural resources, has recently become a focal point of attention amid growing interest in lithium mining projects. The mineral, essential for the production of batteries in various industries, has sparked debates about balancing economic development with environmental conservation.
Hon. Afenyo Markins emphasized the need for accurate information dissemination, urging citizens to verify claims before jumping to conclusions. He stated that he is actively engaging with relevant authorities to ensure that any mining activities within Effutu adhere to environmental protection guidelines and contribute positively to the local economy.
As Effutu residents express concerns about potential ecological impacts, the MP’s reassurances aim to address apprehensions and foster transparency. Effutu remains under close scrutiny as stakeholders monitor developments related to mining projects and their potential effects on the environment and the community.
story filed by: Nana Kwaku Duah