Friday, 29 September

Galamsey: Tano River clean – Minerals Commission

General News
Tano River

The Minerals Commission has debunked media reports that the Tano river is polluted as a result of galamsey.

The Commission said on 17 September 2022, the District Officer of the Bibiani Office of the Commission visited the area and duly confirmed that the river along the bridge is clean contrary to reports that the river had been polluted.

The commission has, therefore, reminded the media and the public that government has taken measures to deal with illegal mining.

These measures the Commission in a statement said include the purchase of speed boats for the permanent patrol of the waterbodies by the Ghana Navy, the training of river guards to complement the efforts of the Navy, tracking of earth moving machines and decommissioning of excavators and other structures mounted in the waterbodies.

The commission reiterated that the fight against illegal mining should be a concerted effort.

Source: Mensah