- Some Chiefs in the Central region are angry about government's decision to destroy on site galamsey equipment
- According to the chiefs, the burning of excavators by the taskforce won’t solve the galamsey menace
- They have called on government to rather use them to fix the deplorable roads in the region
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that some Chiefs in the Central region are angry about government's decision to destroy on site galamsey equipment.
In a report filed by StarrNews, the chiefs have called on the government to stop burning their excavators .
They rather want the government to use the seized excavators to fix the deplorable roads in the region.
According to the Chiefs, the burning of excavators seized by the anti-galamsey taskforce won’t solve the galamsey menace the country is facing.
The Ankobeahen of Twifu Atti-Mokwa Traditional Area, Nana Gyamera Akoto II has called on the Minister for Lands and Resources to explain the rationale behind the burning of excavators.
“As a Chief, I think burning down excavators which have been hugely invested in is madness and shouldn’t be encouraged in this country,” he said.
Nana Gyamera Akoto II added that mining in the area has given job opportunities to most of the Youth in the Central Region.
In other news, Somalia has rejected the choice of John Mahama, Ghana’s former president, as an envoy of the African Union.
The Somalis say they do not trust him to broker peace in the country due to his former close ties with Kenya.
According to a Peaceonline.com report, a letter reportedly written by Somalia’s Foreign and International Cooperation Minister, Mohammed Abdirazak, explained that the former president had a close relationship with Kenyan leaders.
He, however, did not specify who exactly Mahama had their close friendship with.
Mohammed added that the AU might not have scrutinised Mahama's background before appointing him.
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