- President of the republic says he is ready to risk his presidency to save Ghana from galamsey
- Nana Addo is thus calling on all traditional chiefs to step up their game against illegal mining
President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has revealed that he is willing to put his presidency on the line to ensure that the menace of illegal mining is tackled head on.
Addressing a group of chiefs at the Accra International Conference Centre, the president warned that the destiny of Ghana is bound to face a massive standstill should all stakeholders fail to address the menace of galamsey once and for all.
Earlier, vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had revealed that government is having sleepless nights in its efforts to tackle the menace as he narrated how cabinet continues to hold meetings way into the night as part of efforts to solve the issue of illegal mining.
The advocacy by both president and vice comes in the wake of a collapsed mining pit in the Western region. The illegal mining pit at Prestea Nsuta is feared to have killed 22 miners most of who are young boys at the age of 19.
So far, the minister of mines, John Peter Amewu, has ordered for the immediate closure of the mining pit as investigations into the cause of the disaster begins.
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