According to a lawyer named Kwame Jantuah, President Nana Akufo-Addo is unable to outlaw small-scale mining and “galamsey” because he cannot provide employment in the countryside.
According to him, if the government can establish jobs in mining communities, young people will not turn to illegal mining as a way of subsisting.
The inability of President Akufo-Addo to generate employment in rural regions is the reason why he is unable to outlaw small-scale mining and galamsey. He will outlaw it if he can make jobs from it.
He stated on TV3 in Accra, “It is sad and shameful that foreigners can enter our nation and exploit our natural resources.”
Attorney Jantuah came to the conclusion that President Akufo-Addo had utterly failed in his promise to manage Ghana’s natural resources.
President Akufo-Addo has acknowledged that the battle against “galamsey” has not been easy, and it appears to be far from over.
Numerous water sources have been contaminated, unhealthy, and unfit for both home and industrial usage for many years as a result of the canker’s activities.
Despite the use of minerals like gold, mining communities are still underdeveloped.
Due to mining activity, people have died, trees have been cut down, and places have become damaged.
Despite the risks involved, most male residents of mining areas rely on it as a source of income.