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[ 2017-03-18 ]

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Galamsey worrying – Bawumia
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed
worry over the increasing spate of illegal mining
activities across the country.

According to him, the recent water crisis in the
country is as a result of ‘galamsey’.

Speaking at an event on the theme: “Efficient
Utilisation of Natural Resources for Sustainable
Socio Economic Growth in the Country”, in Accra on
Friday 17 March, he said government would soon
announce measures to deal with the scourge of

He described as “disturbing” the problems caused
by the activities of ‘galamsey’ and noted that
government had the political will to deal with

“The scourge of ‘galamsey’ is something that we
are all witnesses to. It’s very disturbing. If you
go across the country and look at what is
happening to our water bodies they are essentially
red in colour …Water treatment plants have been
shut down in a few places because of the
pollutants in the water and the impact of
galamsey. This is not something that as a country
we should take lightly,” he stated.

“The water shortages that we are seeing across
this country are very much linked to environmental
degradation and the scourge of ‘galamsey’ and
illegal small-scale mining in the vicinity of many
water bodies in this country. We’ve been in office
for about two months now and the president has
requested that we come up with a policy paper.
Some experts are currently working on this,
specifically on ‘galamsey’. It will have to take a
lot of political will to deal with it, but it has
to be dealt with because the damage is going to be
irreparable if we leave it as it is.”

Dr Bawumia disclosed that in a few weeks
government would announce some major policies on
dealing with the menace that ‘galamsey’ activities
are posing in this country.

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