Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, also known as COKA in public, the former Afigya Kwabre South constituency chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), wants all hands on deck to combat illegal mining in Ghana.
COKA, who is concerned about the current uptick in illegal mining (galamsey), has issued a strong call for Ghanaians to unite and battle the threat, which has practically spread like a canker over the nation.
On Monday, October 24, 2022, he talked with Nana Yaw Joel of Oyerepa FM and said the following:
“We all have a role to play, as far as galamsey is concerned. None should be left out. Winning this war is not a man’s business. It requires collective efforts…chiefs, media, civilians, everybody; I mean all hands on deck. We must also not be party centered. Lest we lose the fight”.
He insists that mining is a worthwhile endeavor.
Problems arise, though, when the proper steps are not taken to obtain the license to mine the mineral.