GALAMSEY FIGHT: Occupy Ghana says Gov’t is unwilling, incapable of enforcing the law

By: Akpabli Daniel Yao| ignewss 

File Photo: Small scale miners in Ghana

A social and political non-partisan pressure group Occupy Ghana has said, it is not sure there have been any measures instituted by government to contain or irradicate the destruction of Ghana’s forests and water bodies by illegal mining activities popularly called Galamsey.

According to Occupy Ghana, the complete inaction since their first to fourth letters to the president is all the proof they need that, the Nana Addo led government will not enforce the law.

In their 5th letter to the President of the Republic, the group expressed their dismay that Government has not taken any substantive action on any of the issues raised in their four letters.

“In our initial letter dated 28 September 2022, we asked that you should simply enforce the law on illegal mining. That has not happened. Galamsey continues unabated and the law that proscribed illegal mining remains a meaningless adornment on our statute books, simply because the Government is unwilling to or incapable of enforcing the law”. The statement said.

They underscored President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is betraying the trust reposed in him by the people of Ghana if he continues to fail to take action against persons involved in creating the galamsey menace.

They noted that, “Government’s inexplicable and wilful lack of action is because your government expects that the noise will die down and that we will forget the fact that nothing is being done to stop Galamsey”.

The group however reiterated the need for President Akufo-Addo to show commitment and government willingness to stake the presidency on ending Galamsey.

Read full statement below…………


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