Small Scale mining has been in the country for several years past and it has contributed massively to the lives of the people in Ghana. However, the recent issues with the industry is its overwhelming effect on the environment: destroying the water bodies and viable lands, with its accompanying toll on the populace, has been a major problem for the people. This prompted the government to take action to halt all illegal mining activities in order to restore the sanity of our environment. The mode of dealing with the miners have not gone down well with those ones who believe that they are operating legally and in the right framework.
Kofi Adoma Nwanwani and his team took the Anopa Bofo show on Angel TV this morning, Wednesday 7th July 2021, to the doorstep of the miners in Dunkwa-on-Offin to interact with them to find out what their grievances are, and the way forward for them. Some of the miners revealed that one big problem is to invest millions of cedis into mining without having anything but just when you have reached a "rock" which will give you some kickbacks then there is a change of government, then you will be chased out of your site. If something is not done about it, it can generate into a civil war. This and many other things they pointed out as their problems that need to be sorted out.
In an advice to the ministers of state and other leaders of the country, Kofi Adoma pointed out that their visit has revealed a lot of things about the plight of the miners and the way forward. It is therefore important that the ministers come down to the grounds and speak with the people in their language rather than speaking big English in Accra.
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