A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.
The Route of Walk as scheduled are ; Sagyimase to Kyebi Saturday, 17th March, 2018 , Kyebi – Apedwa Sunday, 18th March, 2018, Apedwa to Asuboi Monday, 19th March, 2018, Asuboi – Nsawam Tuesday, 20th March, 2018, Nsawam to Achimota Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 and Achimota to Flagstaff House onThursday, 22nd March, 2018.
Expected recipients of Petitions by the group are His Excellency, the President and Vice President, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the Okyenhene, Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council, Municipal Chief Executive of East Akyem and Suhum Municipality, Amanfromhene, Suhumhene, Municipal District Chief Executive, Suhum, MCE of Nsawam- Adoagyiri Municipality ,Overlord of Nsawam Traditional Council, CEO of Forestry Commission and Achimota Mantse Palace.
The government of Ghana has announced plans to leverage bauxite deposits in parts of Ghana for a $15Billion financial package from the Chinese government.The Atewa Forest which is a Global Biodiversity Significant Area is part of current plans of Ghana to develop an integrated bauxite industry in Ghana.
However, the Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape -a group made up of representives of several NGOs, Youth Groups, Interfaith Groups, Forest Fora, Farmer Based Associations, Opinion Leaders, and Community Leaders that have the best long-term interest of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area and all the areas surrounding Atewa Forest vehemently oppose the intended bauxite mining.