Small Scale Gold Production has fallen severely after a push of government policies to control the illegal gold mining activities in Ghana.
John Peter Amewu the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, who revealed the development said this was an sign that the campaign against illegal mining across the country is yielding results.
He told media“Our records at the Precious Mining Company indicate that there is a fall in terms of production. Although we expect to see actual results…not immediately, what it means now is that there is a drop in small scale production.
He said illegal miners following the onslaught of government’s battle against the menace are migrating from illegal enclaves including river bodies, the destruction of cocoa farms among others.
In the West African nation, devastating effects of the illegal mining activities has reached alarming levels.
Lands and Natural Resources Minister has issued a three-week ultimatum at the national level, to illegal miners to stop their activities as government steps up the fight against illegal miners.
John Peter Amewu the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has cautioned that all illegal miners who continued their activities would be punished harshly for breaking the laws.
But several small scale miners, especially operators of galamsey activities are unwilling to quit these activities as they complain this threatens livelihoods given that hundreds of Ghanaians depend on a living out small scale mining.
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