The President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has said that his mind has not change on illegal mining also known as galamsey.
He said he is still against galamsey and does not regret launching a fight against it.
The President said this at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region as part of his tour of the region.
He said “Our forefathers engaged in the activities of mining in a way that didn’t degrade the land because if they had done that, we (current generation) wouldn’t have come to meet the lands, rivers and other resources. So if we are also going to engage in mining activities, we should do it in a way that will preserve same.”
He also told the people not to listen to the former President, John Mahama.
“That is what I said and I still stand by it, and I am not changing my mind on it. We are coming up with policies that will make mining in the country better which is the community mining, which will not collapse the jobs of those involved in it. Don’t listen to someone (Mahama) who knows nothing about what we are doing and is just on a promising spree.” Mr. Akufo-Addo added.
Source: Ghana Waves