The state of river pra: September 2022 (left) Vs now, April 2023 (right)


Despite the Governments report that the threat is being suppressed, It seems illegal mining on water bodies in the country is still booming.

A tweet by our nations broadcaster, GTV says that the turbidity of the River Pra is much worse off in April 2023 than it was seven months ago (September 2022).

The state of the river is indeed up hauling and nothing to write home about. A clear destruction of dire resources.

In December 2022, the government stationed 87 river wardens to protect the country’s river bodies as part of the efforts to give strength to the fight illegal mining, also known as galamsey.

Prior to this deployment, a platoon of Naval personnel was sent on a mission to halt galamsey permanently on various water bodies where galamsey is being operated.

The publication of this picture shows that, government’s efforts have proved futile.
This also comes amid a report compiled by former Environment Minister, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng on the galamsey activities in the country.

In the 2021 report to the President which was leaked last week, Prof Frimpong-Boateng names senior government officials accused of active involvement in illegal mining.

According to him, the ‘galamsey’ menace goes as high as the seat of government, Jubilee House.

Government officials who have been named in the report have, however, disproved the claims by undermining the authenticity of the report which Prof Frimpong-Boateng stands by.

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Today’s newspaper by Shyblogafrica
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