Minister in charge of Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor has refuted claims suggesting the Akufo-Addo led government is against small scale mining in the country.
According to him , government is committed to promoting sanitized and regulated mining in the country to provide jobs for the people.
He however adds that government will not allow illegal mining activities which negatively impact the environment including water bodies to be undertaken.
He therefore called on all to support government efforts in nipping illegal mining popularly known as galamsey in the bud so that the environment especially water bodies are not needlessly destroyed thereby affecting water supply in the country.
He spoke to the media as part of the inspection of lands , water bodies and water works in the central and western regions by the sanitation and water resources ministry in conjunction with the lands and natural resources ministry.
Kwaku Baah -Acheamfuor