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Ghana Bar Association Questions Government's Approach In Fighting Galamsey

Ghana Bar Association Questions Government's Approach In Fighting Galamsey

  • Category: General
  • Date 19-10-2023

The president of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Yaw Acheampong Boafo on Wednesday, 18th October 2023 at the Ghana College of physicians and surgeons Center, addressing the media on their annual General Conference 2023 on the theme " Ensuring high standards of integrity in public life, which makes the role of the legal profession and subsequent national issues, has questioned government on its approach in fighting galamsey in Ghana. 

According to him, Ghana's raging menace of illegal mining like plague that refuses to go away- helped in part by the activities of some greedy, lawless and irresponsible Ghanaians has succeeded in wrecking an incalculable toll on the forest and water bodies and the livelihoods of thousands of families. 

Despite the efforts and assurance of the government to deal with the menace, there appears to be a general consensus that the government has not done much to effectively and roundly deal with it. 

" The harmful and deleterious effects of galamsey are all around us.  They are ubiquitous, which we cannot gloss over.  Lands for the cultivation of staple food and cash crops have been affected".  he stated. 

The GBA holds the view that a lot more can still be done to effectively deal with the menace that poses a several threat to our survival, especially in this period of climate change concerns.  They are calling on the government, political leadership and key stakeholders to show more political will and integrity in decisively with the galamsey menace. 

Source: www.kantankatv.com/ Frimpong Manso Kotobre

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