Treat ‘Galamseyers’ as hardened criminals – Nana Kobina Nketsiah V

Treat ‘Galamseyers’ as hardened criminals – Nana Kobina Nketsiah V

The Omanhene of the Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketiah V, has described anyone involved in illegal mining otherwise known as ‘galamsey’ as a criminal.

He said until people of this kind are treated as criminals destroying the country’s lands, the fight against illegal mining will not succeed.

He asked the Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, not to relent in his efforts to deal with illegal mining.

Every obstacle against the fight against illegal mining must be removed, prophesying that “your good works in this area will propel you to become future President”

The Essikado man Hene stated this when the Hon.Minister accompanied by the Western Regional Minister Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, and his entourage paid a courtesy call on him at his Palace in Sekondi.

The courtesy call on the Omanhene formed part of the Minister’s two-day working visit to the Western Region.

Nana Kobina Nketiah V also lauded the Minister for bringing onboard members of his political opponent the NDC including Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo (MP, Wa Central) who is Ranking member of the Parliamentary select committee on Lands and Forestry.

Nana Kobina Nketsiah sadly recounted how due to galamsey, the people of Sekondi had no water for more than three weeks, not too long ago.

SOURCE: ISD/IT

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