The issue of fighting illegal mining in Ghana has become a major problem in recent times .On this issue K FM morning show host Odehyieba Nana Yeboah Micheal in an interview with Mr.Peter Bismark policy analyst on the Adekye Nsroma show this morning discussed this pressing issue.
On his part, Mr. Bismark said the issue of Galamsey is a very serious problem in the country which needs to be addressed immediately.
He said Galamsey has become the only occupation for some Ghanaians in recent times and looking at it,in the 1960's though access to machines was not easy but people used tools such as cutlasses and other local tools to engage in Galamsey which thrived from that time to this time so fighting it will be difficult because Chiefs and other Politicians and heads of some institutions also engage in this Galamsey .
He further said fighting illegal mining goes beyond policies, institutions and dialogue but the truth of the matter is livelihood issue. About 14million Ghanaians which 47% are poor which means their means of living is not good so they will have to engage in works like Galamsey and others for living due to lack of employment.
He also made it clear that there are a lot of institutions in this country including the Forestry commission,EPA and even District Assemblies which are suppose to see through this matter but nothing do we see so ,Galamsey fighting is not about institutions and dialogue but the livelihoods and living conditions of the people if look upon very well will salvage the situation.
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