Minister orders chiefs to invoke curses on illegal miners

Minister orders chiefs to invoke curses on illegal miners

Minister of water, works and housing, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Mensah, has asked chiefs living across the Pra river to invoke curses on illegal miners in the Western region.

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During a working visit to inspect water projects and treatment plants in the region, the minister, who saw how the Pra river was says he was  shocked to see how illegal miners continue to pollute various water bodies which serve as a source of drinking water despite several interventions put in place to stop the practice.

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So far, the Water Resources Commission (WRC) says permanent security is needed to protect some of the country’s water bodies to help curb their pollution by illegal miners. The main dams to be affected by illegal mining are the Barekese dam, the Kyebi Treatment plant and the Daboase water treatment plant.

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