The Joint Committee on Mines and Energy, Natural Resources and Environment as well as Internal Affairs will make a trip to River Cess County on March 19, 2022, to settle a mining conflict between GMCS Mining Company INC., a miner, Mohamadi N. Iria, and Citizens of the affected area.
The decision on the part of the Joint Committee to make a trip to the County was triggered by a complaint from the GMCS Mining Company to the chairpersons of both Committees, Mines and Energy, Natural Resources and Environment as well as Internal Affairs.
According to the complaint from GMCS Mining Company INC., Chief Zanzan Karwor used tradition to interfere Ministry of mines and Energy decision and illegal closure of the company.
The complaint from GMCS Mining Company INC., also mentioned that its Class “B” Mining License was encroached by Mohamadi N. Iria with earth moving equipment, as the Ministry of Mines & Energy (MME) has given its administrative ruling on this matter.
The GMCS also mentioned that after the Ministry of Mines & Energy (MME) delivered its Administrative ruling to both parties, GMCS was armed robbed by a group of gangsters organized by Moses Myess (Traditional Inspector), Emmanuel Gbaglow (Traditional Advisor), Sherman Zarkan and Arthur David (General Council Chief) for River Cess County.
The Joint Committee, which is headed by Grand Cape Mount County Senator Simeon B. Taylor, will take off to River Cess on March 19, 2022, but will commence its investigation into the mining conflict on March 20, 2022.