Otumfour Osei Tutu II, Chief of the Asante Kingdom, has stated that the authorities in the national capital who give mining licences should come and stop the unlawful mining.

Speaking today on Opensuo Radio, the highly respected chief stated that it was past time for people to demand accountability from leaders who provide licences to small-scale miners to begin mining operations.

He questioned how famed Galamsey kingpin Aisha Huang, who was allegedly deported, found her way back into the country to resume her Galamsey activities.


He stated that government appointees such as district chief executives in the various communities where Galamsey activities are taking place are expected to be held accountable if the struggle becomes untenable.

“We’ll be here, and they’ll bring the certificate or licence for an operation that was provided to them in Accra.” After all, the president is the exclusive owner of the resources and land, according to the constitution. They are the only ones who are familiar with those involved in the Galamsey. The government appointed DCEs, security forces, and other agencies to combat the Galamsey, so why is it failing? Because they are acquainted with those engaged. If they are unable to fight it, let them be the ones to do so,” he concluded.

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