The National House of Chiefs has assured President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that they are solidly behind his administration to apply appropriate measures against all persons involved in illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) in the country.
President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyeb indicated that galamsey is having a negative effect on the environment and also threatens revenue mobilsation in the country hence, their resolve to support the President and government in fighting it.
Speaking during a meeting President Akufo-Addo held with the Chiefs and Municipal and Metropolitan Chief Executives in Kumasi on Wednesday October 5, he said “your relentless war against forest degradation and illegal mining in Ghana is of great importance to Ghanaians especially we the chiefs.
“The effects of illegal mining on the environment threaten the survival of water bodies , farmlands, cocoa industry and even encouraging school dropouts, this undermins the revenue mobilsation drive in the country.
“In view of this development [the Chiefs] are solidly behind your administration to apply the appropriate sanctions against persons who are engaged in the practice illegal mining irrespective of their status.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana