Let's Support Abu Jinapor To End Illegal Mining In Ghana - Charles Owusu

Head of Monitoring Unit at the Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has called on Ghanaians to support the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor in his quest to end illegal mining in the country.

The Minister, during a National Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining, pledged to fight the menace.

In a 15-point communique read by him on Thursday, April 15, Abu Jinapor stressed that sanctions and penalties imposed by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act, 2019 (Act 995) will be applied to all those who infringed on the law.

He boldly submitted that the sanctions will be meted out irrespective of political colour, socio-economic status or class.

Speaking to Nana Yaw Kesseh on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' programme, Charles Owusu patted the Minister on the back and hoped he achieves his aim in the minerals sector.

"We must all embrace this and assist the government to ensure we stop those engaging in illegal mining and teach them to know that, although the government permits mining, there is the proper way to do it . . . If Mr. Abu Jinapor can succeed in the fight against the people destroying our waterbodies as a result of illegal mining activities, it behoves us all to support him," he said.