Galamsey fight ‘bearing fruits’ – MP
Manso Nkwanta MP Professor Albert Quarm has revealed that the efforts of the government at ending illegal small-scale mining activities (galamsey) is yielding positive results.
According to him, all residents in areas affected by unregulated mining can attest to the fact that the environment is being restored gradually.
The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, earlier this year placed a freeze on all small-scale mining activities across the country.
This order was meant to smoke out illegal small-scale miners whose activities in particular were destroying the environment.
Speaking in an interview on Accra News on Thursday June 22 regarding whether or not the government’s efforts are yielding results, Prof Quarm said: “Anybody who claims the government is losing the war against galamsey is peddling falsehood. That person doesn’t know what he or she is talking about.
“The efforts of the minister are bearing fruits on the ground. To be frank with you, those of us in the mining areas, especially the areas that were affected by these galamsey activities, can attest to the fact that the state is getting massive results from the efforts of the minister and the government in general.
“All those who were engaged in the mining obeyed the embargo placed on small-scale mining activities.
“We all know that there are some miscreants who will disobey the order given by the minister, however, the security personnel are on the ground to ensure that those individuals do not flout the order.”