Mintah Akandoh Commends Lands & Natural Resources Minister

Member of Parliament for Juaboso Constituency, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has commended the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu for his relentless commitment to fight against illegal mining in the country.

Hon. Mintah Akandoh, speaking on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', was happy the Minister has taken upon himself to confiscate the machines used by the illegal miners as means of stopping their operations.

Calling for support for the Minister, he advised the Government of Ghana to employ the services of the security agencies to clamp down on the illegal miners.

To him, the fight against illegal mining, popularly called "galamsey", cannot be won without the collective efforts by every citizen of the nation.

He complained about the attitude of some residents in the mining communities.

According to him, while some residents detest and disallow the illegal miners from operating within their communities; others also embrace them making it difficult for the authorities to flush them out.

He therefore urged residents in the mining communities to join the crusade to stop the operations of the galamseyers and not back them up since their activities pose threat to human lives and water bodies.