The Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Gilbert K. Asmah, led the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister, Hon. Kofi Dzimasi and his entourage to the Wassa Fiase Traditional council.
The visit sought to interact with the chiefs on how to strengthen the anti-galamsey campaign which is being championed by government.
Addressing the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, the Chieftaincy Minister emphasized that the aim of the anti-galamsey exercise is not to stop mining in Ghana but rather to streamline the way the resources is being harnessed for the benefit of all including involve in the activity.
He stated that the University of Mines and Technology is currently running a program on small scale mining and admonished those who desire to engage in safe mining activities to partake in the training. “License would be given to those who will register their undertaken so that it will be regulated by the agencies in charge of mining”. Mr. Dzamesi disclosed.
On their part, Nananom also assured the minister of their commitment in supporting the government in this fight. Nananom however, appealed to the government to give priority to the indigenes when licenses are issued. They also urged the Ghana Police Service to be proactive in dealing with the galamsey menace. According to them, the galamsey has caused great damage to our water bodies, farmlands and the health of the public.