July 1, 2021

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, has said through the crusade of his Ministry to clamp down on illegal mining activities, water bodies within the country are a bit clean and there is improvement with toxics (turbidity) found in the country’s water bodies.

According to him the country has never made such a huge impact when it comes to stopping the activities of illegal mining since the 1980s and Ghanaians have to ask themselves what is working this magic?

“Ghanaians have noticed that there is a huge price to pay if we engage in illegal mining, this is not NPP and NDC matter it is our country’s matter, the beauty of any country in the world is vested in its vegetation, landscape and rivers if you destroy everything you would be left with no country”.

He said this when he engaged members of the press in parliament after answering a question on the floor of the House and Ghanamps.com wanted to know if there has been any improvement after his ministry’s crusade to stop illegal mining.

“It’s about the survival of our country, Ghanaians should support government to ensure we protect the environment for all of us”.

On the issue of prosecution of those involve in the illegal mining, he pointed out that the next level has started, and that people are being charged and they are before court, both foreigners and Ghanaians, and this crusade by government is sincere and they are determined to stop the illegal mining menace.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com