Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah has argued that the extent of damage caused by the operations of illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey can never be underrated.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 5th National Policy Summit held in Takoradi today, Mrs Cecilia Dapaah bemoaned the deplorable state of water bodies in the country. She stressed that arguments raised of the undesired possibility of lacking clean and portable water in the future, should the country fail to curb or arrest the menace of illegal mining, is not a joke.
“People think it’s an exaggeration but I am standing here to tell you on authority that the harm being done to our water bodies is not a joke”, she reiterated.
She recounted that her journey to the Western Region for the National Policy Summit, was met with a rather threatening site of the River Pra.
“As I got to Beposo, I saw the colour of the River Pra…its like This Way Cholate drink”, she noted.
“We as adults, in the pursuit of our selfish ends, should not be allowed to do this to this beautiful country that we have. We must leave a good legacy for generations unborn”, Mrs Dapaah charged Ghanaians.
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