Issues of galamsey has dominated our airwaves recently as a result of the numerous environmental threats it is bringing to our communities.
Subsequent governments have tried their best in the fight but to no avail. So there has been the need for an urgent call for a national dialogue to come out with a more robust design to help curb the menace.
Many Ghanaians are reacting to the national dialogue on the fight against the illegal mining menace .They argued that the fight against galamsey needs a more committed approach in dealing with the menace.
The latest to add his voice to the fight against galamsey is the former minister of lands and natural resources under the erstwhile former president John Dramani Mahama's administration Mr Inussah Fusseini.
According to the former minister of lands and forestry,the fight against galamsey is very difficult and has now become a national canker and needs a more pragmatic approach.
Speaking on Citi TV's current affairs program the points of view Mr Inussah added that,he was able to chalk some significant successes as a result of the support he had from his then boss Mr John Dramani Mahama.
He added that,he went to John Dramani Mahama and informed him of his attempt to get some people connected to the illegal mining menace arrested.
But the then president asked him to exercise patience. According to him,the former president said this was because if an arrest was effected when the president was around,his office will be flooded with friends and cronies of those arrested to come and plead for the release of those arrested.
He said the former president then gave him the go ahead when the chance finally came for the former president John Dramani Mahama to leave the shores of Ghana to attend and Au summit since he was the chairman of the organisation then.
He added that,as soon as he left, several arrests were made and that was how he was successful in tackling the galamsey menace in the land and forestry ministry as a minister.
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