General News of Tuesday, 16 October 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comWe didn’t mastermind new Abirem shooting – NewmontSome demonstrators got injured when police reportedly shot at the crowdMining giant Newmont Ghana has strongly dismissed claims that it masterminded the shooting incident at New Abirem in the Eastern region Tuesday morning. The company is also asking aggrieved farmers at New Abirem seeking land compensation to allow the legal processes work. Hundreds of residents and farmers on Tuesday agitated for fair compensation packages for lands being used by the mining company. Ama Bawuah, Senior Director for Communications and External Relations at Newmont Ghana described the incident as unfortunate adding that they will ensure that the company abides by the decision of the court. Newmont Ghana will continue to focus on engaging with stakeholders to address their needs and concerns, fairly, respectfully and responsibly.
Source: GhanaWeb October 16, 2018 17:48 UTC