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Politicians FAILED to pay attention to historical antecedent - Dr. Aubynn

The Former Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Dr Toni Aubynn, has announced that the practice of illegal small mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’ in the Ghana is fuelled by politics.

The Minister observed that during each election campaign, "galamsey" has been a major case used by politicians.

He used 2008 as an example. " During that election, a presidential candidate went to Prestea and said Prestea was galamsey and galamsey was Prestea so these things were propelled by politics"

In the last few years, the practice of illegal mining has become a great environmental issue. Water bodies are being destroyed in the country as a result of illegal mining activities.

Meanwhile Samuel Abu Jinapor, the Minister-Designate for Lands and Natural Resources during vetting on Wednesday, said

His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo has “walked his talk” when he promised to put his Presidency on the line to fight the canker

He further advised the Appointments Committee to de-politicise small-scale mining business in the country to enable broad-based support.

Analysing the issue on PM: Express Wednesday night, Dr Aubynn said

"Obviously, the problem has persisted, also because the politicians don’t want to listen to history, what happened in the last four years could have been averted if our politicians had listened or gone back to history,” he explained.

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