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Lands Ministry holds forum on sustaining small scale mining in Ashanti

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources will on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, hold a consultative forum on small-scale mining in the wake of the fight against illegal mining also known as ‘Galamsey’ in Ghanaian parlance.

 The forum dubbed Regional Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining is on the Theme: ‘Sustainable Small Scale Mining for National Development will be held at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University in the Ashanti Region.

The forum will be attended by the Asantehene Osei Tutu II with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Special Guest of Honour.

The forum under the supervision of the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Damango Constituency in the newly Savannah Region, Samuel Abu Jinapor will discuss ways of preserving water bodies and make mining a sustainable venture devoid of the rancour that has characterized mining for that matter illegal mining in the country.

The government after securing a second term mandate declared a renewed fight against Galamsey to save water bodies that have been destroyed by the activities of illegal miners in the country.

The activities of illegal miners in water bodies and forest reserves have accounted for the high levels of turbidity of river bodies that have been the source of water for treatment by Ghana Water Company Limited(GWCL).

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Ashanti Lands Ministry Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor Sustainable Small Scale Mining for National Development

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