Ashanti Deputy Regional Minister Joseph Yamin has said that his outfit is liaising with the Ashanti police to combat illegal mining in the region.
He says mining is not an issue but the mode of operation is, therefore as one of the people who is strongly against illegal mining, he will employ the help of the police to fight such menace.
Mr Yamin expressed worry about the bad image the Chinese residents in the Ashanti region are creating for their home country in Ghana.
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister was also disappointed about the impact illegal mining activities by the Chinese have had on the environment.
Mr Yamin expressed government’s readiness to collaborate with police to make mining is done legally.