A natural resource and Environmental Governance specialist, Miss Wilhelmina Delpina Dolphine is urging the youth in Ghana to join the fight against illegal mining in Ghana.
According to her, galamsey has adverse effect on the environment and as a result could affect the future generations if it is not well addressed. She is therefore calling on the youth to involve themselves in the fight against the menace in order to protect future generations. She stated that negative environmental impact include pollution of water bodies, chemical pollution and sedimentation of rivers.
Miss Delphina, a postgraduate student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) aspiring for the position of National Secretary of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG National) who has been moving to various tertiary institutions in the country, has been admonishing students to stand up and fight against galamsey. She is urging the youth to actively involve themselves in calls by various groups to make authorities intensify actions on combating galamsey.
The former GRASAG-KNUST General secretary has called on the relevant authorities to enforce existing laws and regulations on mining in order to curb the galamsey menace. She further called on government to employ a more pragmatic approach in dealing with the matter.
Source: Edward Oppong Marfo