It will cost the state a total of $150 million to implement fully government’s anti-galamsey plan to stem out illegal small-scale mining.
Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) document developed by the government has the following breakdown of the amount;
Dredging rivers, reclaiming degraded lands and freeing lands for agribusiness ($50m)
Implementing social interventions to facilitate livelihood creation in mining communities ($50m)
Adopting technology to ensure efficient mining, processing, environmental and monitoring activities ($20m)
The Akufo-Addo government launched an onslaught on the galamsey after taking office in January 2017 which has incurred the wrath of the operators.