President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked the National House of Chiefs to help take partisanship out of the galamsey fight.

The President said the fight is a national battle and must precede all other interests which he stressed is the only way the fight can be won.

“There are many I intend to make of you during the close door session of our meeting, but one of the most significant which I have to state now is to seek your assistance to take partisan political interest out of the fight against galamsey.

“It can only succeed if it’s a truly national battle which no one seeks to exploit for political gains as we saw in the last election,” he said at a meeting with the National House of Chiefs on Wednesday, October 5.

President Akufo-Addo also asked all Ghanaians to help deal with the canker.

According to him, the menace poses an existential threat to the future of the country.

“The progress of our country depends on all of us, all citizens of Ghana, all fellow Ghanaians pulling together to defeat this existential to our future,” he added.

Meanwhile, he intimated that neither he nor his government is against mining.

However, what he opposes is irresponsible mining.

“I have said it before. We are not against mining, but we cannot accept mining in a manner that risk destroying our country.”

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