The fight against illegal mining keeps getting tougher as the chief justice steps in to ensure Ghana's beautiful natural resources are safe and sound.
To this course, the judiciary as set up 14 courts to independently handle all cases related to illegal mining.
“As an institution committed to the Rule of Law, we are prepared to lend our support to this renewed fight against illegal mining to stamp out the menace and thereby protect the country’s natural resources, particularly our water bodies, for the current and future generations,” a statement from the judiciary revealed.
So far, government has increased measures to clamp down on the menace of galamsey with many Chinese nationals feared to be the worst culprits. The media has also taken up the fight against the menace by raising awareness on the need to preserve our natural resources.
Ghana is blessed with abundant natural resources and gold remains one of the most precious jewel making money for the state.