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Kofi Buah calls for a non-partisan approach in fighting against galamsey


Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Deputy Minority Leader, has urged all stakeholders in the country to battle the galamsey issue without regard for partisanship.

Galamsey has been a major source of concern for the country.


Various efforts have been implemented by successive administrations to combat the threat.

Various actions taken by the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to combat the threat appear to be futile, since most water bodies, forest reserves, and the environment are under attack, posing a risk to future generations.

Mr. Armah Kofi Buah has emphasized the need of everyone working together as one people to combat the galamsey problem without regard for partisan politics or personal gain.

“I’m saying that based on what I have seen and I have mentioned a government led by the President himself and all the agencies. Mining inspectorate, Minerals Commission, EPA, these institutions have a role here. This represents a failure, DIASEC, you can add me.

“I’m saying, everyday I’m sitting in Accra. Everyday I’m contributing to the statement about the dangers of galamsey. This is my backyard, this holiday entering the New Year, I’m saying “let’s have a new leadership on how to deal with it,” the Ellembelle Member of Parliament stated.

He made this statement while leading a team of Western Region journalists to various galamsey sites in the Ellembelle constituency of the Western Region.

He bemoaned how galamsey is threatening the livelihoods and businesses of cocoa producers in his district.

“Let the DCEs, the chiefs, let’s all sit down and say you know what, this is not good, it is not good for our future, and it’s not good for our children. We want them to get a job, what is the solution, let’s find it. Let’s make sure we don’t pollute the Ankobra, the Amanzele. Let’s do something because we can’t continue like this,” he added.





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