The Minister in charge of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has warned that anyone involved in illegal mining (galamsey) would be dealt with regardless of the person’s political party affiliation.
The Minister has reiterated the fact that the National Security as well as District and Regional Council are mandated to enforce the law in the fight against galamsey operations.
“I want to assure you that the president’s resolve on this matter is unequivocal and a fact, and he has said it and I want to repeat it that nobody is above the laws of this country. The president and his government are determined that whoever is involved in this illegality will be [dealt with].”
“It doesn’t matter who the person is; he may be an NPP bigwig or an NDC bigwig or a government appointee or [even] myself too, the sector minister, or the deputy ministers that I will be working with. The officials of the ministry and the MMDCEs are going to watch each other and nobody will be above the law.”
Mr Jinapor is currently in the Western Region of Ghana where he is engaging with Chiefs, miners, and mining communities to solicit for their support to fight against illegal mining.