GNASSM Gives Government a 7-day Ultimatum to Resolve Galamsey Issues

The Association have condemned the actions of the Galamsey task force at the Benedict Ventures Mining Company in the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District.

GNASSM Gives Government a 7-day Ultimatum to Resolve Galamsey Issues

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) have called on the government to resolve the ongoing Galamsey issues concerning the burning of excavators and machines at sites by the Military across the country.

The Communication officer for the Association, Razak Alhassan briefing the media on the burning of excavators and generators stated that the manner in which the military invaded the Ntafrawaso site of John Benedict Ventures Mining company at Twifo Atti-Morkwa District was unlawful and must be condemned.

Burnt excavator

He revealed that the company is registered and complies with all the rules of the mining sector and government's as well; they work six hundred metres away from the River Pra which does not negatively affect water bodies to threaten the lives of residents in the district.

He emphatically stated that a seven (7) day-ultimatum has been given to the government to resolve issues or else demonstration will be embarked by the Association.

Nick Yaw Kluabah, Supervisor of John Benedict Ventures

In an interview with the Supervisor of John Benedict Ventures, Nick Yaw Kluabah said the galamsey taskforce's mandate is to clear illegal miners whose activities ill-affects water bodies and threatens inhabitants health, and not the registered ones who are law-abiding.

He revealed that three excavators, 150 tones Scrabbles, 600 generator KVEs and other machines were destroyed by the task force.

Abusuapanyin Kojo Ahinful, Central Regional Correspondent