- Otumfuo Osei Tutu has underscored the need for stakeholders to be truthful in the fight against illegal small-scale mining in the country
- He said government should muster the courage to call out people who are involved in galamsey
- The Asantehene said he has put measures in place to ensure none of his chiefs go scot-free when found culpable
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The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has underscored the need for stakeholders to be truthful in the fight against illegal small-scale mining in the country.
Otumfuo Osei-Tutu said government should muster the courage to call out people who are involved in the act of illegal mining since they are known.
In a report filed by Citi News, he also condemned people who participate or facilitate the activities of illegal miners but join meetings and conferences aimed at addressing the menace.
“I told them that…If you are not truthful, we will keep deceiving ourselves and be organizing conferences such as this,” he said.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said chiefs who are complicit in the act of illegal mining must know it is wrong and desist from the act.
The Asantehene further gave indications that he will deal with his sub-chiefs found to be complicit in the activities of illegal mining.
“On my part, I have already warned my Chiefs and elders against participation in such illegalities, and I will not hesitate to strongly sanction any such infraction..,” he added.
In a related development, some Chiefs in the Central region are angry about the 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.
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According to the Chiefs, the burning of excavators seized by the anti-galamsey taskforce won’t solve the galamsey menace the country is facing.
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