Chief advocates stakeholder, gov’t collaboration against illegal mining

Nana Osei Kwame I, Atwima Agogohene in the Atwima Mponua District of Ashanti region has appealed to stakeholders to collaborate with the government to fight against illegal mining.

The partnership, he said, would contribute to the sanitisation of our water bodies, forests and farm lands.

According to Otumfuo Brempong, it is incumbent on every Ghanaian to rally behind the government and complement its effort to save the environment from degradation.

Nana Osei Kwame noted that the destruction of our water bodies, forests and farmlands is a threat to food security, hence the need for the citizenry to get involved in the fight against illegal mining.

The chief said illegal mining is a threat to national security and should be the concern of all Ghanaians.

Nana Osei Kwame, who was addressing an engagement of stakeholders and leadership of Atwima Mponua District Assembly at a community durbar, noted that the fight against illegal mining should not be put on the shoulders of the government alone.

He pleaded with the security agencies, chiefs and Assembly and Unit committee members to join in the crusade against illegal mining, irrespective of their political affiliation or sentiment and religious beliefs.

The Agogohene also expressed worry over the continued operations of illegal miners on the Offin River at Kotokuom.

Mr. Isaac Kofi Marfo, the District Chief Executive for Atwima Mponua commended Nana Osei Kwame for his singular effort at ensuring that illegal mining is effectively checked for sanity to prevail at Kotokuom and surrounding communities.


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