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‘Galamseyers’ in trouble as fight against them intensifies

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Wed, 5 Apr 2017 Source:

The fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey has deepened over the few weeks as the menace is reportedly destroying Ghana’s natural resources especially farmlands and water bodies.

The activities of illegal miners is threatening the country’s access to potable water as water bodies have been badly polluted which has forced the Ghana Water Company to shut down some of its treatment plants.

According to geographical predictions, if galamsey is not properly managed, Ghana could suffer severe drought and famine in the future as rainfall patterns and forests are being destroyed.

To fight the canker, government has partnered the media and other institutions to launch an anti galamsey campaign which is geared toward creating awareness on the negative effects the activity have on the country and other neighbouring countries.

Government has also put a moratorium on licensing of small-scale miners in order to clamp down on illegal mining activities across the country.

Accra based radio station, Citi FM has been in the fore front of the of the media campaign and has also launched the 'Stop Galamsey Now' campaign to support government’s effort.

The ‘Stop Galamsey Now’ campaign will help discourage illegal mining activities through frequent reports and education.

Watch one of Citi FM’s videos on how galamsey has destroyed Ghana's water bodies

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