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We All Talking About Galamsey Means The Fight Against It Is Moving Forward - Nana Akufo-Addo

The President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of his mandates in touring the Ashanti Region, visited the Asantehene at the Menhyia Palace. When addressing the Asantehene, Nana Akufo-Addo pointed out that the one thing almost everyone seems to be talking about during his tenure of office is the fight against illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). The fact that everyone is talking about it means the fight against it is moving.

The President pointed out that he has always committed to ending this social menace since coming into power. Now, Cheifs, the government, and citizens are all aware of the impacts of illegal small-scale mining. Everyone talking about galamsey means that we fighting it. "One thing that has made me happy is that during my time the bad thing that is happening in Ghana the talks about it have gone up and that is illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). Before I came I heard Ga's talking about galamsey a lot and now everyone including Chiefs talks about it. Meaning the work to fight it is moving forward. When we all rise and talk about it, that is how we will know what to do to curtail it" he said in Twi.

Moving forward, he added that governments have come and gone but none were dedicated to fighting this social menace like his. His government didn't come to cover up the activities of these 'galamseyers' but rather to unearth their evil doings and abolish the practice of illegal small-scale mining. Indeed they will do all they can to abolish it. He expressed delight in the Asantehene talking to his subjects about illegal small-scale mining. Cautioning them and making them aware of the impacts it is having on our lands and water bodies.

This is a clear example of us all standing up and talking about it. The more we continue to do that, the more we push the fight forward. Nana Akufo-Addo went on to further receive blessings from the Asantehene to continue his tour in the Ashanti Region. He made it known that the government has done some developmental projects in the Ashanti Region. Some include roads and hospitals.

The ball is now in our court. Yes, we are all talking about galamsey and the impact it is having on societies. But how long should we continue to talk? Haven't we said enough? This is not the first time the President is promising to fight this social menace but we certainly hope it is the last. If we don't stop, the impact will be felt for generations to come.

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