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I’m determined to enforce laws on illegal mining – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he is determined to ensure that laws regarding illegal mining activities are enforced to the letter.

Speaking at the National Dialogue on Small Scale Mining in Accra on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at the Accra International Conference Centre, the President reiterated his commitment to end what is popularly known as galamsey.

“I am determined to enforce the laws on illegal mining no matter the subject, high or low. I will, however, not act on hearsay or mere allegations without more. I will not hesitate to act though where the evidence is hard before the police.

“There are aspects of our national life which are of first subject matters of partisan politics. We must however come to the understanding that small scale mining with the requirement to do away with the illegalities in that sector should be beyond partisan politics.

“Some subjects simply cannot be part of our everyday politicking and I use this forum to insist that illegal small-scale mining and matters relating to it should be one of such issues requiring national efforts,” he said.

“And I will do so irrespective of the standing of the person or persons involved. That is the true meaning of equality before the law,” he stressed.

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