The Lands Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, provided updates on the government’s fight against illegal mining aka ‘galamsey’.
The conversation about illegal mining continues to gain prominence with many calling on government to prosecute management of Akonta Mining Limited and other government officials who are complicit in the menace.
Already, the Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng has started investigating some public officials over their alleged involvement in illegal mining.
The investigation targets some officials of the Lands Ministry, the Forestry Commission, and the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
In the case of the Committee, it will consider the issues regarding the seizure and management of excavators, machinery, road vehicles and gold nuggets.
Despite these, many Ghanaians and analysts have called for stricter measures to deal with the menace.