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12.08.2019 General News

Ghana Manganese Company Resume Operations

By News Desk
Ghana Manganese Company Resume Operations
LISTEN AUG 12, 2019

The Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) is set to resume work today, Monday.

Government earlier directed the company to shut down over allegations of tax evasion and other infractions.

The Chief Operating Officer of the company, Benjamin Astu Quarshie in an interview Citi News said the company will work with the government to ensure that all matters are duly settled.

“Per the directive given by the Minister, we are resuming today. We have had good discussions with the government especially the sector Minister and I believe going forward, we are going to work together to ensure that the right things are done. A committee has been set up to ensure that, the matter is brought to a closure.”

The company has welcomed the government's decision to allow it to resume operations.

This new directive according to the management of the company is in the best interest of the country.

The company was shut down following allegations that it had shortchanged government to the tune of GHc1.94 billion in taxes and royalties as well as price manipulation between 2010 and 2017.

The Chief Operating Officer of GMC denied the claims saying a report from the Ghana Revenue Authority exonerates the company.

Days later, the Tarkwa-based company was asked to resume operations after a crunch meeting between the management of the company and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.