The former Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Inusah Fuseini, has charged government not to give up the struggle against galamsey.

According to him, a failure to undergo with the struggle and efficiently quashing galamsey and its devastating effects on the pure environment would cost future generations a lot extra.

Citing research findings, he shared that it will take shut to a 100 years for lands degraded in Ghana to date on account of galamsey to be restored to their pure state.

“It means all of us living in Ghana today might not see the return, even if we stop galamsey activities today, might not see the full return or recovery of the land in our lifetime. So we cannot give up!” he said.

His remark comes on the again of research findings by JoyNews which appear to counsel a robust hyperlink between galamsey activities and politics in the country.

According to the research, political candidates which have campaigned in mining communities the place galamsey is rife, promising to do the galamseyers one favour or the other have received immense political help from the communities throughout election durations.

Also, monies earned from galamsey activities have been used to fund political campaigns in the country in return for political favours.

Speaking on the matter on JoyNews’ PM Express, Inusah Fuseini noted that the funding of political events utilizing money earned from galamsey is money laundering and there are ample legal guidelines in the structure to cope with that.

However, he has called on all political events to prioritise Ghana’s pure environment by shunning funding from galamsey kingpins and coming collectively to create a framework to cope with the canker completely.

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