A resident of Elubo has expressed grave dismay about the ‘galamsey’ activities occurring in and around the community.

Augustine Boah who can be the Western North Regional Correspondent for Adom FM, said authorities in the Elubo and Juaboso districts have turned a deaf ear to the matter.

According to him, many protests and makes an attempt by the residents to put a cease to the ‘galamsey’ activities haven’t yielded outcomes as a result of some of the miners “have certain powers backing them.”

This, he said has made dwelling in Juaboso troublesome for the residents.

“Talking about galamsey in Elubo and Juaboso districts it is very obvious to say that in the district, which is the Juaboso township, the activity is ongoing. Residents have been protesting and taking a lot of actions against the activity but it yields no result,” he told Sampson Lardy Anyenini in an interview on Newsfile on Saturday.

“It is like the residents are doing their part to stop these activities but the authorities to intervene, to speak, to calm those miners down, we do not see those acts so the illegal mining activity keeps going on in Juaboso.”

He additionally alleged that some residents have yielded their lands to the unlawful miners to keep on with the activities.

Augustine Boah whereas describing the state of affairs at some galamsey websites in the community said, “right now when you go to the community, they have dug some big holes, some in the precincts of the compound, back of their houses, so you can see a crack in their building. About two-thirds of the buildings around are affected now due to the activities ongoing.”

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