The Ghanaian Times – Minister blasts minerals commission …Over galamsey.


Lands and natural resources minister, John Peter Amewu has blasted officials of the minerals commission for sitting aloof for the galamsey menace to get to the height it has reached.

You are part of this galamsey nonsense. How can you sit down and allow these people to do this to our lands and water bodies yet you can’t establish who or who mines here, Mr Amewu fumed.

His disgust followed a visit to some galamsey sites at Subriso in the Akim West District where the identity of the companies which own those concessions were not readily known by officials of the commission who escorted him on his trip, including the Chief Executive Officer, Toni Aubynn and the Chief Inspector of Mines, Obiri Yeboah Twumasi.

Mr Amewu was also livid at the District Inspector of the Minerals Commission who was visibly drunk that he was transferred to his office with immediate effect.

Alavanyo gunmen allegedly kill 2 Nkonya citizens

The Volta Regional Command has confirmed the death of two people at Nkonya Tayi, near Nkonya Ahenkro in the Biakoye District in the Volta Region, in another shooting incidents in the area on Wednesday.

The latest attack was carried out on the victims who were tapping palm wine on a farm, by alleged gunmen from Alavanyo also in the region, late in the afternoon.

This was near the Nkonya Alavanyo border.  One man who survived the on slaught with bullet injuries is said to have been transferred from the Worawora Government Hospital to the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho, for further treatment.

$95 million Kumasi City Mall opens

THE US$ 95 million dollar Kumasi City Mall commenced trading yesterday making the Ashanti Regional capital the second city in Ghana with the complement of an A-grade shopping and recreational center.

The sprawling, edifice, bedecked with intricate architectural designs, opened its gates at 9am to excited and enthusiastic residents of Kumasi eager to see the various line shops and experience one stop destination shopping for the first time.

Pres calls on chiefs to join crusade against galamsey

THE President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has called on traditional rulers to collaborate with government to fight the galamsey menace in the country.

He noted that the natural resources of the country was currently at stake with the massive destruction being accused to the environment, adding that the entire national could no longer look on unconcerned to the phenomenon.

If we are to protect our future we need to end illegal mining now, the President cautioned. President Akufo Addo said these during a courtesy call on the Dormaahene Oseadeayor Agyemang Badu ll at his palace at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region yesterday.



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