- Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has welcomed China’s move to assist Ghana to tackle the menace of illegal mining
- China has charged all nationals in Ghana to stay away from the practice of illegal mining
The traditional council of Akyem Abuakwa has made the claim that the Chinese government should not be overly blamed for the menace of illegal mining in the country.
Speaking during a courtesy call paid on him by the Chinese ambassador to Ghana, Sun Baohong, Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin argued that not all Chinese nationals are culprits to the menace of illegal mining.
“As you know Ghana is a great place to be but recently we have had some problems with some Chinese, I do not believe all the miners in Ghana who are Chinese are illegal, I believe there are some legal miners who are Chinese and those are the ones we want to entertain and do business with,” he argued.
The Chinese government in the meantime has pledged its full support to ensuring that Ghana wins the battle against illegal mining.
But aside the various assurance of China on how committed it remains to assisting Ghana end the menace of illegal mining, some critics argue they are just in to exploit Ghana’s natural resources.
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