Illegal Mining: Asantehene to deal with Amansie chiefs engaged in galamsey

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, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has declared his determination to address the issue of by summoning chiefs from the Amansie areas of the .

This action follows the ongoing destruction of lands in the region caused by the activities of illegal miners.

Expressing his disappointment over the environmental degradation resulting from , Otumfuo Osei Tutu II expressed concerns about the role of local chiefs.

“It is very sad that despite the several measures the government has been implementing to combat this menace, illegal mining and illegal logging still pose a threat to our forests. This means that the government cannot tackle it alone, and we all must assist the government in addressing these issues. My chiefs are aware that I have been speaking about this, and I am displeased with the chiefs in the Amansie areas where galamsey has taken over the land. If they claim to be unaware, then they are not suitable to be chiefs.”

During the launch of the 2023 edition of Day, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II announced his plans to personally visit communities in the Amansie areas to witness the extent of illegal miners' encroachment.

“These are matters we will confront once again, regardless of whose gods are involved. We must enforce the law, and I will begin with my chiefs. The government will take care of the rest to bring these issues to a close. I will tour the Amansie to Manso Nkwanta areas to observe what is happening there. Once I am finished, all the chiefs will have to explain why this is happening.”

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