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My galamsey fight cost the NPP so much loss

My galamsey fight cost the NPP so much loss

President Nana Akufo-Addo has acknowledged the difficulty of combating illegal mining, also known as galamsey.

The President told the National House of Chiefs on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, that the fight against illegal mining has been high on his priority list since taking office.

“Since taking office in 2017, I have made it a central feature of my presidency to lead efforts to rid our country of this scourge, which we now refer to as galamsey.” Indeed, it was a key component of my inaugural address that day.”

“It hasn’t gone down well, and we haven’t gotten the immediate results that I was hoping for,” he added.

President Akufo-Addo claimed that his decision to combat the threat five years ago cost him and the NPP “significant losses in the mining communities” during the 2020 election.

“It turned out that my declaration that I was putting my presidency on the line in the fight against galamsey was neither bombastic nor reckless.” It was a straightforward truth.”

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Nonetheless, the President is determined to keep his promise to Ghanaians and put an end to the menace.

“I appeal to you all to join me in the fight against illegal mining in order to put an end to the devastation of our landscape and pollution of our water bodies.” “We must win this battle to keep our environment clean and our land and waters safe,” he told the chiefs.

President Akufo-Addo put his presidency on the line for the fight against galamsey in July 2017, at a similar forum against illegal mining organized to get Ghana’s chiefs involved in the fight against galamsey. He vowed to put an end to the threat, even if it meant losing the presidency.

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