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Chief of Naaga cautions against devastating effects of illegal mining

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The Paramount Chief of Naaga, Naba Orlando Awuni, has expressed deep concern and frustration over the destructive impact of illegal mining, commonly known as “galamsey,” on the environment.

The Chief’s comments come as the country continues to grapple with the devastating effects of this unregulated practice.

Naba Orlando stated that the environmental degradation caused by galamsey contributes to the pollution of water sources, deforestation, and the destruction of farmlands.
The Naaga Chief emphasized the long-term consequences of the illegal activities, which threaten the survival of the community and future generations.

The Chief, who was speaking at this year’s Green Ghana Day launch at Gambibigo on behalf of the Regional House of Chiefs, appealed to the government and relevant authorities to take decisive action against galamsey operators and ensure the protection of their ancestral lands.

“It is said that when the last tree dies, the last man also dies, and for us to prevent such an occurrence, we need to make sure we do all we can to preserve the trees and our environment. We, the traditional authorities, will partner with the government and other agencies to make a green Ghana a reality. In my own area, I have been fighting against this ‘galamsey’ menace, and these guys are targeted, and most of you might have been hearing about the robbery attacks on the Naaga-Bolgatanga road. If we allow all these activities, they degrade our forests,” he said.

He also urged community members to reject illegal mining practices and support sustainable development initiatives.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHz|David Azure|Bolgatanga

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