Chief Executive Officer, Public Sector Reforms, Thomas Kusi Boafo has said if punitive measures are not laid down to put checks on galamsey, it will leave our children with no choice but to curse us.
Speaking on Amansan Tie, with Omanhene Yaw Adu Boakye aired on Kessben FM/Kessben TV; Kusi Boafo said without an appropriate road map, galamsey will expose our children to unwanted sickness/diseases.
“If we are crying of our health today, what will our children do? Am sure they will shed tears of blood. The pollution we are creating in our water bodies will be ridden our children with sickness to leave them with no choice than to curse us, because they will not see the riot we have caused out of galamsey activities and see us to be wise, I don’t think so” he said.
According to him, government’s roadmap for small scale miners is to help streamline mining activities in the country and give chance to qualified people.
“The government has made an important move, for the last five years, it was as if we didn’t have any government, people were mining illegally without any roadmap and destroying the environment with such activities, people without any background in mining were all into the activity”
He further stated that, “when the ban on small scale mining is lifted, there will be no room for indiscipline, and we will go through every document to check if you met the required conditions before you will be allowed to embark on mining.”
By: Derrick Ofori