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Who Is In Charge Of Security, Why Haven’t We Been Able To Stop Galamsey – Asantehene Questions


The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has questioned the security authorities' failure to combat illegal mining (galamsey) in Ghana.


According to him, despite the government's numerous efforts and vows to eradicate the disease, galamsey is on the rise.


On Friday, September 30, 2022, he made the statements while the US Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia E. Palmer, paid him a courtesy call at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.


"However, who is in charge of the security around the area?" From the district to the national level. Everyone is talking about galamsey. Why haven't we been able to stop it because the government set established military and police forces to do it?


If you establish a system that you say will stop it to the point where the president says, "I will put my presidency on the line," it will continue. Then something is wrong somewhere, in my opinion. So we need to know why this is occurring, why our waters are being polluted," he said.


Otumfuo also questioned the District and Municipal Security Councils for failing to combat the threat.


"We have the political administration, the District Chief Executive, and the Security Council at the district level." Are they all claiming that they are oblivious of the galamseyers' activities? It's as easy as that: if they can't detect and stop the activity of these galamseyers, they aren't fit to be there."

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