The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Prof. Richard Akwasi Amankwa and his team made a presentation of river cleaning technology to Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
The presentation was on a technology that has been developed to clean water bodies polluted by the activities of illegal miners (Galamsey).
According to the Vice Chancellor, the technology is capable of causing particles that pollute water bodies to settle within a period of one month.
The Deputy Ministers-Designate, noted that, the newly developed technology will help in sanitizing our polluted water bodies and therefore, called for collaboration to ensure its success.
He also reiterated Government’s determination to combat the illegal mining menace and the need to engage all relevant stakeholders such as the Water Resources Commission on this technology to ensure it works.
Present at the meeting were the Deputy Ministers-designate, Hon. Benito Owusu Bio and Hon. George Mireku Duker including some Senior Officials of the Ministry.
Others present at the meeting were Representatives from other stakeholders including MESTI, Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Information, Minerals Commission, Water Resources Commission, Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners and the Media.