The paramount Main of Essikado, Nana Kobina Nketsia V has lauded the efforts of Lands Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor in ridding the region of unlawful mining things to do and operators.
In accordance to Nana Kobina Nketsia V, the endeavours of the Lands and Pure Methods Minister, if productive could in the near foreseeable future catapult his ambitions to vie for the Presidential situation.
“The combat versus galamsey, if you glance immediately after our forests – it’s possible that would even make you the subsequent President. It is not over and above you but it all depends on the initiatives you will undertake.
“If you execute your duties as predicted and need be that I observe you, I will,” he mentioned.
He made the submission all through a courtesy get in touch with paid by the Minister in the course of his ongoing a few-working day stop by to the Western Location as section of steps taken by governing administration to tackle the phenomenon.
According to the Chief of Essikado, Takoradi has been deprived of drinking water for about 3 weeks owing to illegal mining.
“Look at the populace, with kids so distressed shifting around. I necessarily mean, we don’t have the signifies to finance a borehole challenge. Just some days back, some individuals came and claimed they would assemble just one for us. How several men and women can finance the development of a borehole?” he added.
He additional indicated that the normal Ghanaian is most affected by the phenomenon as persons in the realm of affairs are unsuccessful to tackle to the said challenge.
“You see individuals sit in the comfort and ease of their homes and fail to remember the struggling masses. When the country discovered oil, the very same point transpired. We really do not see anything at all all over again,” he explained.
Nana Kobina Nketsia V thus urged the Damongo MP to perform devoid of bash affiliations or favours and be certain that unlawful mining action is eradicated from the country.
“I plead with you, you are royalty, when it arrives to Ghana, every obstacle ought to be taken off – occasion or if not. My folks experienced just before the nation received its independence. Our ancestors were being brutalized all in the title of Ghana,” he bemoaned.
Meanwhile, Mr Samuel Abdulai Jinapor will on Tuesday early morning commence his interaction with the mining town of Tarkwa right before continuing to inspect a Mineral Improvement Fund (MDF) Infrastructural Tasks at the College of Mines and Technological innovation.
He will also visit the AngloGold (Iduapriem Mines).
Mr Abdulai Jinapor will also go to a Mining Neighborhood Website and conclude his day with a conference with the Little Scale Mining Affiliation.
By now, the Lands Minister has directed folks and providers engaged in prospecting in forest reserves with or without lawful authorisation, to suspend this kind of pursuits till further see.