Any chief who allows Galamsey on his land would be sanctioned

Otumfour Osei Tutu II
Otumfour Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene Otumfou Osei Tutu II has vowed to sanction any chief in the Ashanti Region who allows illegal mining on his land.

According otumfou Osei Tutu II, no chief can prove their innocence about the illegal practices engaged on their lands. This was said by the King of Ashanti during their meeting held at Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs in Kumasi.

“Next year any chief whose land is used for illegal mining will be summoned and questioned. If we visit your land and it has been used for galamsey we will question you and if you are unable to give any valid reason we will sanction you.”

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The Chiefs are vested with authority over lands and it related issue. Hence fighting Galamsey is impossible if the stakeholders are directly involved such illegal practices.

Fighting illegal mining has been a major agenda for President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and due to this, he held a meeting with the National House of Chiefs to ask for the support to fight illegal mining since they are major stakeholders.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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