Otumfuo wants immigration officials to be tough on illegal miners

Otumfuo wants immigration officials to be tough on illegal miners

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has asked the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to crack the whip on foreigners who flout laws especially Chinese nationals engaging in small scale mining (Galamsey) activities in the Ashanti region.

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He said the activities of the Galamsey operators degraded the environment especially water bodies in the region and the country at large.

He made the call when Prosper Bani, the interior minister and the IGP, John Kudalor led other security officials to pay a working visit to the Manhyia palace as part of their tour of the region ahead of the 2016 polls.

Otumfuo tasked immigration personnel to ensure that all foreign nationals doing businesses in Ghana complied with the business laws of the country.

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He reminded the personnel to be vigilant since there was going to be an influx of many foreigners after the African Union (AU) free movement policy initiated within Africa.

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