Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ghana’s largest opposition party, has said that the NDC would not halt galamsey or better still mining if elected in 2024.
Remember that since taking office in 2016, President Akufo-Addo has been working to stop illicit mining, which is contaminating water supplies and damaging fertile agriculture.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia, often known as General Mosquito, said on Friday’s Oyerepa Breakfast Show that his party would not end mining.
He noted that while the government of Ghana cannot prevent mining, it can implement steps to regulate the industry and ensure that the country’s natural resources are used responsibly.
“We won’t stop mining, we’ll extract the resources. The extraction isn’t the dilemma but the method is the problem.”
“If anyone promises to stop galamsey or mining in Ghana, that person is a liar.” Asiedu Nketiah emphatically stated.
The NDC General Secretary continued, saying that his party would implement steps to ensure sustainable mining if elected in 2024 since so many young people in mining towns rely on the industry for their livelihood.
He said that the NPP administration should deal with kingpins inside the party and establish regulations for miners if it really wants to put an end to unlawful mining.