GNASSM declares war against traditional authorities involving in illegal mining

The leadership of Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners have declares war against some traditional authorities who are involving in illegal mining activities in the country destroying water bodies and Forest reserves.

As part of their efforts, the leadership of the association led the team of taskforce in collaboration with the Atwima Mponua district assembly to embarked two days operations along the river bank of river Offin to destroyed and arrested some individuals mining in unapproved areas.

Speaking to Newsmen after the exercise, the vice president of the Association, Mr Sampson Kofi Wiredu said that, the leadership of the association are ever ready waiting for the support from the ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to help them embark on national campaign against illegal activities along the river banks and forest reserves.

He said the team will exposed and report any traditional leader who will be found in connection with illegal activities in his community.

The national commander of the taskforce formed by the association, Mr Don Chebe said that, the have been able to destroyed over 300 Chanfan machine using by illegal miners during their two days operations at Kotokuom and Amadaa communities.

In his part, the district chief executive for Atwima Nponua district, Hon Isaac Kofi Marfo also declared his commitment to support the association to flash out all those operating illegal mining activities on the river banks and forest reserves in the district.

By Ato Kwamina (Kessben fm)

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