Bogoso Explosion: Maxam Company Limited shut down

The Minerals Commission has officially shut down Maxam Company Limited in Tarkwa.

The shut down comes after a directive from the government.

The directive to shut down the mining firm follows the explosion at Bogoso-Appiate on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

The explosion occurred after a motorcycle went under a truck carrying explosives owned by Maxam Limited.

Officially, 13 persons have been dead with over 59 persons injured.

The explosives were being transported to the Chirano gold mine, run by Toronto-based Kinross (K.TO).

The Western Regional Manager of the Commission, Isaac Mwinbellen said Maxam Limited led the team to shut down the facility.

He handed over the documents of shutdown to
to the company’s Plant Manager, Emerald Takyi.

“We have not completed investigations, and we cannot say that Maxam has gone wrong in any of this. We are still going through investigations. Remember that the Police are also doing their investigations on the spot.”

“Till we put all these pieces together and look at the requirements, then we will be able to tell who is culpable and who is not. But at this stage, we cannot tell who is culpable or not. We are still in the process of investigations. Until investigations are completed, we cannot say someone is culpable or not.”


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