Mining at water bodies and forest reserves must end now-NPP guru charges

Hon. Benjamin Kessie

The Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa Nsuaem, Hon. Benjamin Kessie, has embarked on the operation which led to the burning of Dredged Machines on the Bonsa River on May 24, 2021.

The MCE indicated that some recalcitrant miners are not ready to support the AGENDA, “Protecting Our Red Zones” rather indulging In illegal mining despite the president ban on illegal mining.

According to Hon. Benjamin Kessie, the assembly will not condone the activities of the illegalities of the miners thus, calling for a total seize of their operations.

Addressing the media, He appealed to Nananom, Unit Committee Members, Assembly Members and the media to help fight against illegal Mining activities so to save the future of our environment.

Moreover, the Public Relations Officer for the Municipal Chief Executive, Nana Frankaa Korsah Deborah also urged Ghanaians to devoid politicising the fight against illegal mining and come into agreement with the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo to Protect Our Red Zone Areas.

Giving assurance on the way forward of securing the safety of our environment and the water bodies, she said, the Assembly will do everything possible to save our water bodies and the forest reserves.

Earlier, MUSEC of Tarkwa Nsuaem on May, 06, about 10 dredging machines were destroyed and two(2) JCB excavators were impounded at Dompim Pepesa and towed the machines to the Assembly’s premises.


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