According to Kevin Taylor, who is a Ghanaian broadcast journalist known for constantly criticising the current government’s policies, when a traditional chief of a particular galamsey area is arrested, the illegal mining in the forests and water bodies will end.
He said on his show dubbed “With All Due Respect” that if the president wants to put an end to illegal mining in the country, then he must let the minerals commission, forestry commission and the national house of chiefs work together and there will be proper supervision on the miners.
He went on to say that when the three institutions are given one office and if someone wants to go and mine, he first goes to the chief for permission and later he is brought to their office for proper verification and so when the person goes into prohibited areas, he is arrest and in case he runs away, the chief is arrested because he gave him the land.
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