Top journalist claims the focus of the fight against galamsey is misplaced

Top journalist claims the focus of the fight against galamsey is misplaced

- He believes the focus should be on the protection of water bodies

- He claimed that there are some multi-national companies involves in the illegal mining business

- He stated that domestic water should be safe for consumption

Ace journalist and managing editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwasi Pratt Jnr, is of the opinion that the government needs to change its focus, with regard to the fight against illegal mining, popularly called ‘galamsey’.

Top journalist claims the focus of the fight against galamsey is misplaced

President Akufo Addo has pledged his willingness to fight illegal mining

The present administration, has over the past five months dedicated resources and efforts towards the fight against illegal mining.

The president, has on several occasions, reiterated his determination to clamp down on the menace.

Pratt is of the opinion that the national fight, should be directed towards the protection of water bodies.

READ ALSO: You are where you need to be - KOD encourages Majid Michel

He went ahead to claim that some companies in the mining industry are culprits in the ‘galamsey' business, hence there is the need for a more comprehensive approach in dealing with the issue.

He argued that water, particularly for domestic use, should be safe for consumption.

He further claimed that there was once a river in the Western region, which was polluted to the extent that all of its fishes did.

He stated that it was the multi – national corporation that was responsible, but not the activities of illegal miners.

Use the comments section below to share your views on this story. Do you have a story to share or you have information for us? Get featured on YEN.com.gh. Message us on Facebook or send us a mail at info@YEN.com.gh.

Source: Yen.com.gh

Related news
Freemasons book launch featuring Otumfour, Kufour stirs controversy on social media

Freemasons book launch featuring Otumfour, Kufour stirs controversy on social media

Freemasons book launch featuring Otumfour, Kufour stirs controversy on social media
YEN.com.gh
Mailfire view pixel