Ghana-Ivory Coast relations in limbo over illegal mining

Ghana-Ivory Coast relations in limbo over illegal mining

The issue of galamsey in Ghana seems to be darkening bilateral relations with the Ivory Coast, the minister of environment, science, technology and innovation has revealed.

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Ghana-Ivory Coast relations in limbo over illegal mining

At a media launch to merge forces against the menace, the minister revealed that officials in Ivory Coast are very angry over the development.

“I was in Abidjan from Wednesday to Saturday for a conference and I was confronted with galamsey almost immediately on the effects that the galamsey in Ghana is having on Ivory Coast because River Bia enters Ivory Coast almost at the lower thirds. And Tano enters the Lagoon and it is polluting the Bia lagoon so they cannot even treat water in some of their treatment plants,” he revealed.

So far, government has waged war against the menace, with tens of foreign nationals reported to have been arrested.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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