Tags : Galamsey

I will sanction chiefs who engage in ‘galamsey’ – Asantehene

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has threatened to sanction chiefs within his jurisdiction who engage or assist in illegal mining activities in the country.Speaking at a Regional Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining, Wednesday, the Asantehene noted that critical steps must be taken to rid the country of the phenomenon irrespective of the personalities […]Read More


A four-member delegation from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Minerals Commission has called on the Asantehene, Otumfou Osei Tutu II, in Kumasi to seek his support in the fight against illegal small-scale mining. The courtesy call was also to formally invite the Asantehene to the Regional Consultative Dialogue on Small-Scale Mining, […]Read More

Safeguarding water sources from irresponsible mining

Water is essential to life on our planet. Most farming communities tread long distances in search of drinking water. A prerequisite of sustainable development must be to ensure uncontaminated streams, rivers, lakes and oceans. There is a growing public concern about the conditions of fresh water bodies in Ghana. Increasing human activities such as illegal […]Read More

Correlation Between Cocoa Farming and Galamsey

Based on how much cocoa comes from Ghana and West Africa, it’s likely that most of the chocolates we eat have a little bit of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and some parts of Africa in them. The $130B chocolate industry relies on cocoa farming for supply of chocolate’s key ingredient. Yet, many cocoa farmers here make […]Read More

Stop galamsey menace – Otumfuo charges minister

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has charged the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, to take bold step to stem the menace of illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. He said the nation could not wait any longer in ensuring a complete elimination of the canker as that was the […]Read More