Titus Nii Kwartei Glover, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema East, has accused members of the governing New Patriotic Party of failing to stop illicit mining.
The former MP claims that while some party members are involved in the galamsey threat, those chosen locally to combat the threat have not carried out their duties.
“Our own people are the problem there. My own NPP supporters.
Do you think I’m hesitant to discuss it? My own NPP members are making it difficult to battle galamsey. It is true. Don’t mine on our river bodies, according to the law.
“What does the District Security Council, commanded by the MCE, do if the soldiers who were sent in to force the galamseyers out leave?
What does the Regional Security Council do, which is also in charge of security at that level?
So soldiers must constantly be transferred from Accra to these regions to combat the threat?
That is not good,” he declared during the morning show on Adom TV.
Numerous forest ecosystems have suffered degradation, and numerous water sources have become contaminated as a result of widespread illegal mining activities.
This has led to a resurgence of the public debate about illicit mining practices.
Numerous requests have been made for the government to act quickly to stop the threat..
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo met with MMDCEs and National House of Chiefs members last week in galamsey regions.
The purpose of the president’s meeting was to develop some Galamsey issue solutions.