- Hajia Alima Mahama, has also joined the many lawmakers to add their voice to fight illegal mining
- According to her doing this would require that they took politics out of it
- She said since Germany took 30 years to clear the water after World War 2 it would not take just a year for Ghana to do so
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Minister for Local Government, Hajia Alima Mahama, has joined the many lawmakers to add their voice to fight illegal small scale mining.
She is calling for public support and commitment towards the fight against illegal small-scale mining and the preservation of the country’s water bodies.
According to a report filed by CitiNews, the minister said that the issue of stopping galamesy activities from polluting water bodies required a collaborated effort devoid of politicization.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament during a debate, Hajia Alima Mahama, said in order for politics to be tackled to the core, it must be depoliticized.
She added that the level of pollution seen in some water bodies would take more than a year to make them clean and safe for use since Germany took 30 years to clear the water after World War II.
“The degradation that we are witnessing in our communities, let’s not politicize it. I will entreat you to work with the government for us to ensure that we clear the water and have clean drinking water.
This is not something that will be achieved in a day, it is not going to be achieved in a year. In fact, after World War II, Germany took 30 years to clear their waters,” she said.
Hajia Alima, however, added that the government is committed to dealing with the problem but the public needs to demonstrate a commitment to protecting the environment.
In other news, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) did the unthinkable when they held a press conference on the banks of River Pra at Twifo Praso in the Central Region to address issues on illegal mining (galamsey) in the country.
The presser which was addressed by the Communications Director of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, was also attended by other top officials of the party.
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