Chiefs Of Galamsey-stricken Communities To Be Summoned From January 2023

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has declared that chiefs in the Ashanti Region will be summoned to account for the activities of illegal mining in their communities from next year. He said this during the last meeting of the members of the Regional House of Chiefs in the year 2022 over which he chaired.   According to the regional minister, Simon Osei Mensah, out of the 43 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), 25 are engaged in illegal mining. […]

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Otumfuo Hopeful “District League Table” Will Tackle Galamsey

The Asante Monarch, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has said that District League Table (DLT)- a tripartite initiative- is a means of clamping down on illegal mining, otherwise known as galamsey which destroys water bodies in the country. The initiative originally between the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has now received a partnership from the Millenium Excellence Foundation-a foundation that has been rewarding achievers in diverse fields of endeavour. The initiative will this year […]

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Why Can’t Galamsey Be Stopped? Otumfuo Queries

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed dissatisfaction with the fight against illegal mining (galamsey) in the country, which isn’t proving any positive results. He said upon the efforts put in the fight against the menace it’s still seen no improvement and that shows that there’s something wrong. He registered his displeasure when the U.S Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Virginia E. Palmer paid her maiden visit to him at the Manhyia Palace where she expressed interest in engaging in […]

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