- Chief justice, Georgina Wood is calling for Christians to join in the fight against galamsey
- The chief justice argues that Christianity has no value if Christians lack the tenacity to be productive
Ghana’s most powerful woman, the chief justice, Georgina Theodora Wood claims that Christianity has no use if the followers of Jesus Christ fail to lead productive lives.
Sharing her thoughts on the best way to using Christianity to foster development in Ghana especially foe the elimination of illegal small scale mining, the chief justice posits that Christians “the Lord expects each one of us, without a single exception to manage all that he has entrusted into our hands responsibly and dutifully help to protect and defend our natural resources against waste and degradation”.
The chief justice’s comments at the 2017 Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Church of Pentecost come in the wake of president Akufo Addo’s resolve to fully end the galamsey menace and also foster productivity among Ghanaian workers.
The presidency has revealed that Nana Addo will be committing the month of May to discussing the best ways of ending the galamsey menace with inter-regional allies as Ivory Coast and Togo.
The Supreme court has also dedicated specialized courts for the speedy trial and prosecution of cases related to illegal small scale mining.
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But despite the concerted effort by government and other political organs to end the scourge, some illegal miners are threatening to vote out the NPP administration if government continues with its quest to end the galamsey menace.
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