The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armarh Kofi- Buah, has called on the President, the Police and the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ, to investigate Adamus Resources Limited Mine’s incessant use of security personnel to brutalize the people of Teleku-Bokazo and Ahwia.
Armarh Kofi- Buah, while condemning the invading of the Essiama District Divisional Police Command following the shooting to death of a resident by a security officer at Nkroful on April 1st, said they people have no problem with the Police but Adamus.
“I apologize on behalf of the people of Teleku-Bokazo especially the young people who went to the Police station to vandalize the station and caused damage. However, we have serious problems in this area but we don’t have a fight with the police.”
“In fact, this is about the fourth death of a young person in connection with Adamus Resources mining operations and the persons who shot these young people on those two occasions are not police officers but the military attached to the Adamus Mines. So the thought that young people will go and attack police stations is regrettable”, he said.
The MP, speaking to Citi News after visiting the deceased’s family and the Chief of Teleku-Bokazo, as well as interacting with the youth, said the bigger problem in the area is the misuse of security personnel by Adamus Resources Mines which has so far resulted in about four deaths.
“Let me be very clear, the people of Teleku-Bokazo and Ahwia and its environs have lived here for over 300 years as farmers on their lands in peace. Since all of a sudden Adamus Resources came saying it has been given all those lands, we have not had any peace. Even when Adamus is done by mining in parts of the concession after 10 years, it refuses to allow even the community to engage in legal mining activity for their daily survival after destroying their farms. Is this fair?”
The Chief of Teleku-Bokazu, Nana Afful kwaw II, speaking to Citi News after the MP’s visit said the killing of residents in relation to operations of Adamus Resources Limited is becoming one two many.
The MP for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armarh Kofi-Buah, has called for calm among the youth of Teleku-Bokazu as he dialogues with all stakeholders in resolving the matter.
Even though officials of Adamus Resources Limited in the December 2021 burning of one Budu on its concession admitted it was done by its security personnel, they are yet to speak on this recent arrest and prosecution of illegal miners from its concession resulting in this fatality.