Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to appear before Parliament to answer questions on 22 miners who lost their lives

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to appear before Parliament to answer questions on 22 miners who lost their lives

-Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Peter Amewu is to report to Parliament

-The minister is expected to answer questions pertaining to the collapsed mine in Nsuta

-The summon was necessitated following questions posed to the house by Ras Mubarak

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Following the death of some miners who are believed to be illegal miners in Nsuta, the sector minster responsible for Land sand Natural resources is expected to appear before Parliament to answer questions pertaining to the issues surrounding Government’s fight against galamsey.

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to appear befor Parliament to answer questions on 22 miners who lost their lives

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu

Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has appealed to the House of Parliament to summon the minister so as to inquire from him reasons and next line of action after the galamsey disaster in Prestea-Nsuta.

The Member of Parliament expressed dissatisfaction as to how the matter was being handled and demanded the minister to appear before the house to give answer to some queries.

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He admonished the government to consider different approaches to how the menace of galamsey was fought in the country. He also said the disaster went to buttress the point that even theough the NPP government wa making strides at fighting the galamsey menace, some illegal miners were still adamant to stop the age old mining process which was destroying lands and water bodies in the country.

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Last week, news was reported of some miners being trapped in a mining pit in Prestea-Nsuta. It is believed that 5 of the miners miraculously escaped the collapse of the 80-meter deep pit which caved in as a result of heavy rainfall. It however came to light that the miners were illegal miners.

There was a report of 14 missing miners but unfortunately, the death toll rose to about 22 miners. Rescue attempts were however halted and the site was used as a mass burial ground for the miners that were lost in the collapse.

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