CHIEF Executive Officer of Chocho Industries Company Limited, Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng, has reiterated the need for government to device other means of clamping down on all activities of illegal miners.
Addressing journalists at Suhum, Dr. Boateng said that in spite of the ban on small-scale mining, some recalcitrant and selfish people had not been deterred and were still indulging in illegal mining activities popularly called “galamsey.”
“If care is not taken and we sit down unconcerned the dangerous chemical these galamsey operators use will slip into our major cash crop- cocoa- which would be rejected at the world market which invariably will affect the fortunes of the country,” Dr. Boateng advised.
According to him, it was imperative for the government to adopt the use of security cameras and drones to comb the bush to enable the anti-galamsey task force (Operation Vanguard) arrest these perpetrators to face the full rigorous of the law.
He added that the fight against galamsey was a shared responsibility, and thus urged Ghanaians to divulge information to the Operation Vanguard or the authorities to help in the fight.
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