The great phenomenon that has taken a centre stage of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is the fight against illegal miners, popularly known as galamsey operators, whose activities have impacted on our natural resources, like forests, water bodies and farms, posing health hazards.
Speaking to The Republic in an interview about the ongoing illegal mining in the country, Nana Opoku Bosompem, District Forestry Manager at Nkawie in the Atwima Nwabiagya District in Ashanti Region, said the pivotal role played by the media in the nation’s development cannot be overlooked and their engagement will go a long way to bring the issues of illegal mining to the barest minimum.
He also commended Mr. Peter Amewu, Minister for Lands and National Resources, for his support in combating illegal miners in the country, and called on all stakeholders to come on board to help the minister in the fight against galamsey.
Nana Bosompem, a keen member of the National Implementation of Plantation at the Forestry Commission, explained that many are ignorant of the new Mining Act passed by Parliament and, if education is done about it, it will go a long way to eradicate the illegal mining canker.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Nana Kwame Nsiah, Nkawie