The rate at which illicit mining operations are spreading throughout the nation, according to Francis Kwasi Bonzah, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ellembelle, is quite worrying. He also claims that people are increasingly embracing it.
On Saturday, April 29, he mentioned this while participating in JoyNews’ Newsfile.
He claimed that the problem “is becoming so prevalent that even the communities are beginning to accept it as a norm.”
He suggested finding a technique to eliminate the canker rather than releasing the identities of the authorities allegedly involved in the crime since he believed that the fight against galamsey would be extremely difficult to handle if it entirely took control.
The name-calling must be pleasant, but I don’t believe that it should be our main focus, Mr. Bonzah stated. The problems are well known, but what are the solutions? Let’s examine the latter. he enquired.
He urged that the Minerals and Mining Act be enforced in order to address the nation’s mining problems.
His remarks follow a report from 2021 that was leaked and was written by the previous environment minister, Prof. Frimpong Boateng. In the report, Boateng named several people he claimed hampered his efforts and those of the committee he led in tackling the canker.