Over five hundred youth from Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality and adjoining communities in the Western Region this morning have taken to the streets to demonstrate against Goldfields Company Limited.

Addressing the demonstrators to present a petition to President Akufo Addo, leader of the demonstrators, Frank Woode said mining communities especially those in Tarkwa have been taken for granted for too long hence calling on government to call Goldfields to order.

The demonstration is to protest against Goldfields decision to go under contract mining.

Barely two weeks ago, Goldfields Company Limited issued a statement to explain their decision to go under contract mining but the Concerned Youth of Tarkwa claim the information on the company’s website contradicts the said press statement.