Asantehene warns against sale of land to illegal miners

Asantehene warns against sale of land to illegal miners

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has threatened to sanction any chief in the Ashanti Region who sells lands to illegal miners.

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The Asantehene who expressed worry about the spate at which fertile lands in the region have been allowed to go waste due to the activities of illegal mining said he will not hesitate to sanction any chief found guilty of selling lands to galamsey operators.

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The concerns raised by the Asantehene follows government's intention to rope in galamsey operators in the tax net, in a bid to raise more revenue to fund economic development.

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