The outspoken Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong is arguing that Ghana could become inhabitable if the ban on small-scale mining is lifted
Ken Agyapong’s comment comes after
In March 2017, the government placed a ban on illegal mining following a wave of
At a forum on the roadmap in Accra on
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But on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, Ken Agyapong appealed to President Akufo-Addo not to kowtow to political pressure.
He said the lands, water bodies are key to the success of this country
The Assin Central MP said most of the small-scale mininers are engaged in illegal mining popularly known as galamsey.
Citing his constituency as an example, he revealed that a chief was given just GHc2000 and a ram to mine in the Pra
“We need to support President Akufo-Addo in the fight against illegal mining and stop the politics” he fumed.
He stated that, not until there was
Ken Agyapong expressed his support for the government’s decision to continue with the ban on small-scale
“What does it profit a Ghanaian to make all the money, fall sick and the money cannot even save you” he quizzed.
The outspoken MP advised the small-scale miners to establish joint-venture companies to engage in