Czech - Ghanaian Chamber of Commerce


Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group Limited, Mr. Kenneth Ashigbey, who has been a key figure in the fight against illegal mining, says the campaign must continue despite recent successes.

Mr. Ashigbey commended the media for the sustained fight against the destruction of water bodies and the environment by artisanal mining. He commended the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, for staying committed to the anti-galamsey fight.

A month-long media activism to end the menace of illegal mining has seen excavators and other equipment used for the mining confiscated by the government. Some illegal miners have also willingly handed over their equipment to the state following the end of a 21-day ultimatum to all miners to put a stop to their activities or face sanctions.

“This is just the beginning and we need to ensure that we are going to unleash our investigative powers and ensure that we can go behind the scenes and expose the people involved in illegal mining”.

Growing anger over the rate at which river bodies like the Pra, Birim and Tano were being destroyed by activities of illegal miners fueled a media campaign that got the support of government and other institutions.

Mr. Ashigbey said it is critical for every citizen to get involved in the fight for even greater success.

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