The Minister for Lands and Pure Sources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has served see that no a single will be spared in the quest by President Akufo-Addo to assure that all river bodies and forests are not destroyed by irresponsible mining.
Speaking at the Daboase Drinking water Remedy Plant belonging to the Ghana H2o Company in the Western Area, Mr. Jinapor reported the government’s renewed spirit versus irresponsible and smaller-scale mining is unabated and all saboteurs in search of to thwart the government’s effort will not be spared irrespective of who is identified culpable.
Owing to the actions of unlawful miners on the Pra River which serves as a single of the important sources of uncooked drinking water for treatment to people in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and its environs, the turbidity and colour parameters have risen to 3000 nephelometric device and 5000 Hazen unit.
He said the Akufo-Addo-led government experienced drawn some crucial important lessons from its first fight against galamsey and is prepared to rather encourage a controlled tiny-scale mining sector opposite to sights staying held that authorities is against tiny-scale mining.
“President Akufo-Addo and his government are not from mining in Ghana neither are we versus smaller scale mining, In-simple fact on the opposite, we want to endorse tiny scale mining and we want to do so on a controlled foundation and a liable fashion that does not compromise the river bodies and the ecosystem,’’ he emphasized.
Mr. Abu Jinapor additional unveiled that the Forestry Fee has been directed not to challenge any license or allow to any individual or group of persons.
He added that the Regional Protection Councils have been supplied the mandate to guarantee that illegal miners do not mine in forest reserves and h2o bodies.
“We are assured and hopeful that the a variety of Regional Stability Councils across our region will consider up the accountability to flush out all these illegalities in the smaller-scale mining market.”
The MP for Damongo emphasised that within a thirty day period or two, there need to be a important advancement in h2o bodies and forest go over.
On her part, H2o and Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah who led the govt delegation on a 3-working day doing work stop by to the Western Area urged Ghanaians not to connive with Chinese nationals to demolish the water bodies.
“We must make sure that we continue to keep our rivers and our h2o bodies clean up so that the following generation will arrive and delight in what God has supplied us.”
Meanwhile the Controlling Director for Ghana H2o Corporation, Ing Clifford Braimah stated because of to the pursuits of unlawful miners on the Pra River, cost of therapy of raw h2o has skyrocketed generating it not possible for the business to meet the desire of consumers.