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Bibiani: Youth demanding to be employed in mining firm attacked & injured by armed men (Photos)

A number of young men and women at Bibiani in the Western North Region were allegedly attacked by the military with the order of some traditional leaders after the unemployed youth called on Mensin Gold Limited, a new mining firm to pick some of their workers from their unemployed youth.

The youth of Bibiani had apparently communicated to Mensin Gold Limited, demanding immediate employment from authorities as the mining company had been planning to begin operation in their community.

On Wednesday 20th July 2022, officials of Mensin Gold Limited together with some traditional council members of the Bibiani were present at the premises of the mining firm to perform customary rites before taking off with full operation.

The youth of the town who had called on the mining company to employ some of their unemployed youth in the area had a warring encounter with the traditional council which led to an attack on the youth by some armed men.

According to Nana Kwame, the youth leader, an order from the Anwiaso Chief led the armed men to attack their youth.

Over 10 people sustained serious injuries during the clash with the armed men.

Some of the injured were sent to the Bibiani Government hospital while those with high degrees of injuries were transported to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

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