The General Agric Workers Union (GAWU), has issued a firm warning to government against the menace of illegal small scale mining popularly known as “galamsey”.
Speaking at the 69th national executive council meeting at the Bunso Cocoa College in the Eastern region, general secretary of GAWU, Edward Kariweh, warns that Ghana’s agric sector is bound to collapse if the galamsey activities persist.
“We are losing our fauna and flora to this thing called galamsey. Government must abolish it completely. Why should we sacrifice our natural resources to this evil practice. It’s so unfortunate we are taking this situation lightly,” he revealed to the media.
Galamsey remains one of the troubling issues facing government as several water bodies across the capital are feared to have been destroyed – a development which has caused severe drought in the said farm lands.