The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has requested Regional Security Councils in all mining areas to be the fulcrum for the enforcement of the battle towards unlawful mining (galamsey) within the nation.
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Samuel A.Jinapor who disclosed this, stated the transfer, will amongst others, assist guarantee efficient safety operations in any respect ranges in curbing the menace of unlawful mining.
He added that the safety structure of the administration of the Lands and Natural Resources, relaxation with the Regional Security Council’s throughout the nation, saying that, with absolute dedication and teamwork, the federal government’s quest to guard Ghana’s forest cowl and water our bodies will probably be achieved.
Hon. Jinapor acknowledged this when he met the Northern Regional Security Council in Tamale on Monday 4th October, 2021 throughout his one – day tour of the Northern Region.
The Northern Region, the Minister stated, is the dad or mum of all of the 5 areas in Northern Ghana, with Tamale quick changing into the headquarters of Northern Africa with community from Burkina Faso, Mali amongst others.
He additionally described Tamale as town on the heart of all developmental affairs within the northern sector, therefore any problem throughout the metropolis mechanically may have shared penalties for the opposite areas.
He due to this fact referred to as on the standard authorities, opinion leaders and authorities officers in and across the area to safeguard the world so as to stay related within the improvement agenda of presidency.
The Minister additional talked about some intervention being made by authorities to cease the unlawful harvesting of wooden together with the impounding of Rosewood and the outright ban on the commodity in addition to a soon-to-be rolled-out aggressive Afforestation drive in response to deforestation to revive the nation’s forest cowl.
On his half, the Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Shani Alhassan Shaibu who can also be the chair of REGSEC bemoaned the wanton encroachment on public lands, forest reserves, and sand successful which has change into a problem within the area.
He hoped the present partnership with the Ministry will resolve many of those challenges and can go an extended method to shield the pure sources of the nation.