An Environment-oriented NGO, ECO Conscious Citizens Ghana has argued claims made by President Akufo-Addo that efforts by his government has reduced the activities of illegal miners to curb the menace in the country.
According to ECO Conscious Citizens Ghana, illegal mining is still ongoing and the situation has become serious.
Delivering the State of the Nation Address today in Parliament, the President specifically said mining with impunity in river bodies has drastically reduced.
Reacting to the President's statement on Starr FM today, Coordinator for the NGO, Awula Serwaa said illegal mining is still going on with impunity.
Again, President Akufo-Addo during his address today indicated his government’s effort at fighting illegal mining in the country
The President also made the assertion that unlike the NDC that gave up the fight on illegal mining when they were in government, the NPP decided to fight the menace after winning power.
Akufo-Addo explained that the NPP government after coming into office realized that the issue of galamsey was systematically degrading and polluting the country’s forests and water bodies and therefore decided to save the situation for generations unborn.