- He assured the general public that the fight against illegal mining would continue
- He indicated that the decision to clamp down on illegal mining has presidential approval, hence he wont be swayed
- He called for a collaborative effort among ministries to fight the menace
The minister of lands and natural resources has vowed not to be dissuaded by the discovery of the recording device in his office.
John Peter Amewu, indicated that the fight against illegal mining had the approval of the presidency, and hence he would do all he can to ensure that the battle is won.
The device was allegedly discovered by national security operatives, in the minister’s office. It was reportedly hidden behind a plaque with the Coat of Arms designed on it.
The ministry of National Security is currently studying the device in order to establish who planted, and for purpose it was placed there.
The lands and natural resources minister stated that he was surprised at the discovery, and cannot zero in on anyone who may have placed the device there.
Nevertheless, he assured the general public that he was determined to continue work.
He mentioned that his office would liaise with other ministries in order to achieve the desired results.
He again added that security in the office has been increased a notch higher.
Upon assumption of office, Amewu’s ministry has implemented measures, such a six – months ban on small – scale mining.
However many residents in the communities survive on small scale mining.
It is believed that the industry is a lucrative hotspot for some chiefs, political figures and other influential persons in society.
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