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‘Galamsey’ Fight: Give Akufo-Addo more time – MP begs Ghanaians

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manso-Adubia Constituency, Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo believes President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo needs more time in his fight against illegal mining.

In an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com , he observed that the fight against the galamsey menace is not a week affair because it will take a lot of time for the government to deal with the matter holistically.

“The president has done a lot of work in preventing all forms of illegal mining across the country, he needs some time to complete totally”, he said, adding that previous NDC administration tried their best to stop galamsey but failed.

The NPP in his view, has however done its best in putting in place structures to license small-scale miners to engage in responsible mining.

President Akufo-Addo he added has shown enough commitment in ending galamsey, hence the need for Ghanaians to have patience since the fight will not be an easy one.

The MP who is also the Chairman for the Mines and Energy Committee said taking the minerals out should not lead to the pollution of our water bodies and the destruction of our forests.

In January 2017, the Government of Ghana placed a ban on small-scale mining for six months following the widespread pollution of water bodies. The ban was, however, extended in October 2017 for another three months.

Source: mynewsgh.com

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