Residents of Konongo and surrounding communities in the Asante Akyem District have taken illegal mining to a whole new alarming level; this time mining in their homes and rooms.
rawgist.com discovered the new but bone-chilling trend on a visit to Konongo with the Deputy Minister for Lands and Mineral resources, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh.
The Deputy Minister was there to ascertain for himself the worrying mining situation as reported to him by the chiefs of the area on one hand and a mining company; Owere Mining limited.
Kwabena Mintah Akandoh toured several illegal and legal mining sites some of which have killed residents of the town and wounded others.
The minister’s delegation was shocked to find that several residents were mining in their homes; a situation he believes can lead to disasters. He promised to take immediate steps to address the trend.
He also met chiefs and managers of the Owere Mining company in efforts to resolve misunderstandings between the two parties.
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