Rapper Okyeame Kwame has disclosed that two years ago, he delivered a speech against galamsey which infuriated Jomoro youth who ganged up to beat him up.
“About two years ago on the ‘DGM Project’, I went to Jomoro with Solidaridad and the World Bank and we sat down with young men who are involved in galamsey, and after I made my speech that galamsey is destroying the waters and farmland, some of the young men gang up together that they will beat me if they didn’t love my music, they would have beaten me that day in Jomoro.”
“Why? Because they say their parents have been farmers all their lives but they don’t own a motor. But they started galamsey a year ago and bought a Toyota Corolla,” Okyeame Kwame recounted.
He noted that conversation is not only a social one but survival as well.Okyeame Kwame added that ways to improve climate change are good farming practices, conversations with our children about energy conservation, urinating in the rivers must stop, reducing meat consumption, changing car oil at the right time to reduce emission.
“Young graduates in engineering, from Ashesi, KNUST, Legon, coming together because as you can see it is a little difficult for them to find resources therefore if they come together, they will be able to create things including plant-based protein to lower emissions on livestock and produce an even better quality of energy.”
“We need to act in time, we don’t have 10 years, we don’t have 20 years, we have only 7 years to turn our death line into a lifeline. That’s what the clock is saying, “Okyeame Kwame mentioned in an interview on GTV which was monitored by The Chronicle.