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Why Must We Burn 'Galamsey' Excavators When It Can Be Given To Assemblies? - Avraham Ben Moshe Asks

Many have expressed worry about the involvement of top politicians, chiefs and business “gurus” in illegal mining activities, which has soared its devastating effects on Ghana’s environment. The involvement of chiefs, the rich, some political cohorts and some foreigners in the “galamsey” business has scaled up the level of destruction due to the use of heavy-duty machines and chemicals. The dangers illegal mining posed to the society is great.

The solution proffer for reducing the galamsey menace is the deployment of troops. Most of our water bodies have been polluted and this is affecting the supply of quality water. The Ghana Water Company Limited, now spends far more in the treatment of water due to pollution by activities of illegal miners. Even more devastating is the fact that the water resource of the country is depleting due to siltation from mining in and around the water bodies.

The negative effects of illegal mining threaten the livelihood of farmers; water bodies and the vegetative cover are also being destroyed resulting in soil infertility, soil erosion and eventually environmental degradation. It is believed government fight against galamsey could only succeed with the help of the citizenry particularly traditional rulers, the media and political leaders.

Abraham Ben Moshe the leader of common sense family has added his voice to the issue of excavators burnt at the mining sites by military personnel. He suggested that the excavators should be seized and given to the various assemblies to work rather than burning it. He then asked what kind of brains do some of our leaders have?

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Avraham Ben Moshe Ghana Ghana Water Company Limited

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