Deputy Minister for Lands, Forestry and Natural Resource who doubles as Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa Central, Hon Naana Eyiah Quansah, has said community mining has provided jobs for Ghanaian youth.
She said, the Community Mining Scheme which was introduced by Government to curb illegal small-scale mining in the country and help create nationwide.
According to her, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources had issued 55 mining licenses to some communities; this include three licenses issued in Abosso in the Western Region, whilst Nsiana, Manso and Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region have been granted 22 licenses, Tinga in the Savannah has been granted with six licenses, Akoase in the Eastern Region with 17 licenses and Mempehia in the Ahafo Region with seven licenses.
In an interview on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ with Reynolds Agyemang on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7,Explaining further, the Ministry is committed to working with all stakeholders in the mining industry to ensure that minerals in the country are efficiently exploited and also eradicate galamsey which is destroying the lands.
She noted, since the introduction of community mining, illegal mining known as ‘galamsey’ activities is no longer going on also most of the community lands and water are clear and good for use.
She stressed on, NPP Party under Nana Addo administration in their capacity to eliminate illegal mining in the country.
Tackling her performance in her constituency as a MP, said introduces commercial programmes to help men and women acquire skills, she also gave free scholarships to students, adding that she also donated 10 sewing machines and accessories to 10 girls to begin a three-year apprenticeship’’ I have worked hard in my community but cannot say all’’ she said.
By: Queenel Delali Kukey / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / Ghana / 2020