Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister
THE ASHANTI Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has received a petition from a group of angry youth of Obuasi.
Members of the Obuasi Youth Community Mining Association presented the petition to Elijah Adansi Bonah, the Obuasi MCE.
This was after hundreds of the angry youth have stormed the streets of Obuasi in protest against hardship on Tuesday.
In the petition, the youth appealed to government to talk to Anglogold Ashanti to cede their abandoned mining sites to them.
The so-called abandoned mining sites can be located at Kaaso, Cut 3 or Pillar, White House, Sanso and others.
The youth also urged Anglogold Ashanti to employ some of the youth of Obuasi to help reduce the crime rate in the area.
Adansi Bonah has confirmed to Press1News that he presented the petition to the regional minister in Kumasi on Wednesday.
“Yes I have presented the petition to the minister and he will forward it to the presidency”, he said and called for calm in Obuasi
By I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr