A bus driver has driven his passengers into a water body in Wassa Abrepo. The mini-bus was moving from Kumasi to Bogoso. According to the passengers, the driver was sick and they even asked him to pack and get some medicine but he decided to continue the journey.
The fight against galamsey is back as the president is committed to fight until the menace ends.Last Wednesday, the president of the Republic of Ghana sent over 200 soldiers to the camp of galamseyers to see to it that, no one is allowed to mine illegally.
Water bodies in Ghana were at the brink of destruction following the degradable activities of small scale miners, popularly know in Ghana as galamsey.Water bodies including the river Ankobra and Pra river have been inundated with dirt and heavy additives rendering them virtually unusable.The situation burst the floodgates wide, and from within were torrents of cry and pleads to the government to help curb the issue.
The usual operations taken by the Galamsey Taskforce at the various mining districts, especially those along river bodies could go waste given the fact that these recalcitrant illegal miners had improved to prevent their machinery from getting destroyed. As smart as they can be, these galamsey operators [illegal miners] are not threatened by the fierce operations of the security officers who go on usual patrols on the Ankobra river in the Nzema area of the Western Region.
Rivers play an important part in the ecology and geography of an area, and also plays a crucial part in the survival of many people who live close to it. They serves as a habitat for aquatic animals, source of water for household and also serves as a drainage channel for surface water.
Illegal mining is fought in the front door and highly embraced through the backdoor. The very people who are against the practice publicly, fund it secretly. There are people in Ghana who never want the country to move forward due to selfish reasons. Even though there's high level of unemployment in the country, illegal mining is not a good choice to make a living.
We all know most of the river in Ghana is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.Ghana as a nation has some major river which is most recognize and server the nation interms of electricity, agricuture, drinking, etc Such river is river Volta, Pra, Densu, Ankobra, Ayesu, Tano and so on.
Galamsey has done more harm than good to our motherland Ghana.Galamsey is a term locally used in Ghana which means illegal small scale mining.From our research, 'Galamsey' was derived from "gather them and sell''. This act started in 1989 when a system was implemented for obtaining small-scale mining licenses according to The Small-Scale Gold Mining Act Of 1989.
So the mockery on the justification on the deployment of troops to the Volta Region has taken another dimension. Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale finds laughable the chances of succeeding with this deployment. He questioned that based on what he termed as a 'failure' on the part of government to protect our water bodies from the operations of illegal mining, whihc is popularly known as galamsey, with the same military forces. Shatta Wale mocked that protecting our borders against the importation of the novel coronavirus
Berief history of the Ankobra river. The Ankobra Basin is one of the south-western basins of Ghana. It is located within latitudes 4o 52’N and 6o 27’N, and longitudes 1o 42’W and 2o 33’W. It is bounded to the East; West and South by the Pra Basin, Tano Basin and the Gulf of Guinea respectively.
The current state of our water bodies depicts clearly that Ghana in some few years would undoubtedly lose all its water bodies to pollution. From results attained by researchers on most of these water bodies, we have come to know that some of these water bodies are highly polluted to the extent that they cannot be recycled and even if they could, it would demand a huge sum of money. Something I have reason to believe Ghana is surely not ready for. Most of these water bodies appear to be threatened by illegal
Following the massive rainfall this Sunday which has cause flooding in some towns, Ankobra a town close to the Ankobra river have been affected greatly. The rain has cause a flood which has never happened over the years according to the people residing at that place. They said "the flood has been happening over the years but not as massive as this year's" which clearly indicates that it is not new to them but have surpass their expectations. In view of this the people are pleading on the incumbent governmen