President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be meeting Municipal and District Chief Executives and also National House of Chiefs at Manhyia in Kumasi on Wednesday October 5, over issues surrounding illegal small scale mining (galamsey).
This comes at a time concerns have been raised by stakeholders regarding the impact of galamsey on water bodies and the environment in general.
Ahead of the meeting, Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Ernest Owusu-Bempah appealed to all Ghanaians to support the President to deal with this situation.
He said the President is committed to fighting the menace.
“We the NPP will support the president to deal with this menace,” portions of his statement said on Tuesday October.
Pressure group, OccupyGhana has also a state of emergency declared over this issue.
A statement by the group said “Considering the gravity of the situation, we fully expect Parliament to agree with the government and provide that the state of emergency should remain for such period as Parliament may determine so that the government can get a grasp of the situation.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana