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Minority Condemns Akufo-Addo And Bawumia Led Government On Continuous Illegal Mining

The Minority in Parliament has taken note of a viral video on social media and other online platforms revealing massive illegal mining activities being carried out along the River Offin in the Atwima-Mponua district of the Ashanti Region.

A statement released by John Abdulai, MP- Ranking Member, Mines and Energy Committee Jinapor on Saturday 13th August 2022 reads;

We are very disappointed that despite assurances from the Akufo-Addo led Government on its fight against “galamsey”, river bodies continue to be polluted by the activities of illegal mining across the country.

We are even more alarmed by the accusations levelled against the DCE of complicity and involvement in the activities of illegal mining (Galamsey). The Minority cannot sit unconcerned for our river bodies and vegetation to be polluted and destroyed by these illegal miners. 

We therefore wish to call on government and the NPP administration particularly the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Interior to immediately investigate this particular incident and ensure that our river bodies are protected from activities of illegal miners as was promised. 

It is our hope that President Akufo-Addo will act on this adverse practice and not sweep it under the carpet.

Background

The statement comes as a background to a viral video in which many heavy mining machines are seen operating on the River Offin in Atwima Mponua district.

You may watch the video of the video by clicking here.

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