March 17, 2018

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, MP, Nadowli/Kaleo, said Ghana has used force in the past to deter illegal minners yet the expected results have not been achieved.

He has therefore suggested to governments for the use of dialogue and appeal to the conscience of illegal miners in all shapes and explain to them the cause of their actions and that when this is done, the menace of illegal mining will be minimised if not completely stopped.

Mr Bagbin said the military have been used in the past but there are no results to show for the use of the military.

He noted there is the need to fashion a better and other measures to control the menace not desperate attempts.

According to the veteran legislature, there must be a fundamental course for the illegal venture which must be established.

By Christian Kpesese/