Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe has revealed on the TV3 New Day show that President Nana Akufo-Addo has no intention of fighting illegal mining in Ghana, also known as Galamsey.
During a panel discussion, Tamakloe stated that the President is a defender of companies and organizations engaged in illegal mining, citing the example of the Akonta mining company.
Tamaklo further elaborated that President Akufo-Addo is aware of the illegal mining activities in the country and that his reluctance to tackle the issue stems from the fact that some of his party officials are involved in Galamsey. He alleged that current government officials are involved in this illegal activity, which is the main reason why the President is not able to rigorously fight Galamsey.
Tamakloe proposed that the way forward is for President Akufo-Addo to call for a commission of inquiry into the issue. This would be a crucial step in identifying the root cause of illegal mining and determining the best course of action to combat it.
Illegal mining is a significant problem in Ghana and has been a major cause of environmental degradation and health problems. The government has taken several steps to curb this menace, including the deployment of security personnel to mining sites and the imposition of a temporary ban on all small-scale mining activities.
However, the persistence of illegal mining activities suggests that more needs to be done to address the root causes of the problem. Tamaklo’s claims are concerning and call for urgent action from the government to investigate and take action against those involved in Galamsey.
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It remains to be seen how the government will respond to these allegations. However, the issue of illegal mining is a pressing concern for many Ghanaians and needs to be addressed to protect the environment and the livelihoods of local communities.