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Information gathered from the Amansie central district of the Ashanti region by the Bryt FM reporter revealed that Chinese Nationals together with their Ghanaian counterparts have connived in engaging in Illegal mining (galamsey) activities which have caused total pollution to the ODA RIVER and the forest reserves in the Amansie central district.
Bryt FM reporter, Evans Boateng, who visited Akutuase, Ampofokrom, Fiankoma, Kente, Kobro, Besease, Mile 9 – Fenaso, Sabe No. 1& 2, Ahima, Mile 14, Huu, Bepotintin, Atabrakoso, Aboo, and other communities witnessed total destruction to the environment.
Residents who spoke with Evans Boateng revealed that the Illegal mining activities in the Amansie Central district are under the influence of the Member of Parliament of Odotobri constituency, Hon Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi, the DCE for Amansie central, Mr. Michael Donkor, popularly called Kwaku Boadi, the Presiding Member of Amansie Central, Mr. Isaac Osei Duah, and one Nana Amanin, popularly known as Tagor, also a chief in one of the communities that fall within the Bekwai traditional area.
Checks conducted in the Amansie central district further revealed that the DCE, Michael Donkor, who has formed a task force team led by the Jacobu district police crime officer, together with other military personnel, officials from the assembly from time to time embark upon operational activities to every galamsey site in the district which they extort huge sums of monies between GHS 5,000 and GHS 10,000 from the Ghanaian galamseyers and 40, 000 GH from the Chinese galamseyers.
Sometimes per our reliable source, the nephew of the Odotobri mp, Kwabena Nyarko leads the patrol task force team to embark upon the extortions.
At times too, Nana Amanin aka Tagor his Abusuapanin drives his white colored Ford pick up into the bush loaded with some Zongo boys from Obuasi and drive from one galamsey site to the other extorting huge sums of the from the galamseyers because they are operating on the land of the Bekwai traditional council.
Residents within the Amansie central district are therefore appealing to the president to take action by applying the necessary sanctions against all those behind the galamsey activities in the district to salvage title river bodies and the forest reserves.