The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, says he welcomes the quite a few suggestions from stakeholders on how to fight unlawful mining in Ghana.

According to him, his outfit has taken be aware of the varied suggestions from the general public and will issue them in addressing the menace.

Speaking in an interview with Samson Lardy Anyenini on Newsfile on Saturday, he reiterated that government has completed lots in making galamsey a factor of the previous.

In this regard, he said that over the interval, a collection of measures have been put in place to clamp down on unlawful miners and produce their activities to a halt.

Noting the beneficial properties made, he expressed readiness to embrace all the suggestions to strengthen the battle against the canker.

“The numerous commentaries which I have followed about this aged-old menace of illegal small scale mining are all absolutely welcome. I think I need to make that point a little forcefully. They’re all absolutely welcome and the contribution and suggestions various people have made individually and collectively are all absolutely welcome”, he confused.

He added: “A good deal of work has gone into this matter of small scale mining; and we have been dealing with this matter from a two-pronged approach. From a reformative approach and law enforcement approach. They must go hand in hand”.

He nonetheless added that, regardless of the illegalities inside the sector, a cautious method should be employed in addressing the the said challenges.

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