Courts must take a strong stance against galamsey - Judge
A Circuit Court Judge, His Honor Samuel Bright Acquah is encouraging the courts to take serious areas of strength against galamsey-related offences.
His Honor mourns that the obliteration galamsey is causing to the nation's water bodies and woods cover is expansive on people as well as on creatures inside those normal living spaces.
Denying a bail application for Aisha Huang and three other Chinese nationals having to deal with unlawful mining and offer of minerals penalties on Tuesday, His Honor Samuel Bright Acquah said it was miserable that the nation would before long need to import water if the calamity was not wildly battled against.
"This is a movement that is obliterating our water bodies. Take a gander at the way things are obliterating our woodlands. We, the people, are grumbling. The creatures in the woods are languishing. It's exceptionally miserable."
"On the off chance that this ought to go on, the Ghana Water Organization will before long close down, and we would need to import water to drink. Each Ghanaian should assist manage unlawful excavators. I supplicate different courts will take a hard position against such people", he deplored.
Attorneys for the Chinese nationals said the persistent confinement of the blamed people was conveying some unacceptable messages to the global local area.
Her legal advisor, Commander Ltd. Nkrabea Effah Dartey stressed that the impression being made was that far-off nationals wouldn't track down Equity under the steady gaze of the Courts of Ghana.
He consequently unequivocally encouraged the Court not to be annoyed by happenings outside the court, however, to think about just the two charges before it.
The arraignment anyway contended that the charged people, however outside nationals, were limited by arrangements of the law however much any resident would be bound and that the blamed people were not being unexpectedly dealt with any.
Based on that, His Honor Samuel Bright Acquah denied the bail application and requested their persistent remand.
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