- Ghana has gained the support of Isreal against the menace of galamsey
- Israel is warning of an acute drought in the future if illegal mining is not ended in Ghana
- The move to end galamsey has seen illegal miners threaten to vote out government
Israel says it is committed to ensuring that the fight against illegal small scale mining in Ghana is won.
The state’s ambassador to Ghana, H.E Ami Mehl has pledged that the ancient country of Israel is ready to help Ghana come out of the wreckage caused by the menace of galamsey.
“Coming from a country that for many decades suffered existential threats due to water shortages, I hope that Ghana does not find herself facing a water crisis in the future. I wish to state my unalloyed support to campaign against illegal mining and the fight to protect Ghana’s forests and water bodies. The State of Israel is fully behind Ghana in this fight, and is ready to support the nation recover from the environmental degradation.” He pledged in a press statement.
So far, government has issued an ultimatum to stop all activities of galamsey across the country as it also suspends the issuance of licenses to small scale miners – a move which has been described by stakeholders as one of the best moves against illegal mining.
But this move by government has triggered some illegal miners threaten to vote government outcome the 2020 elections since they believe the move to end galamsey has caused them their jobs.