Education on Mining Law to Prevent Forest Destruction Vital – Nana Bosompem
The District Forestry Manager of Atwima Nwabiagya in the Ashanti Region, Nana Opoku Bosompem has called on the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, and other corporate institutions to embark upon vigorous media sensitization on new mining law that was passed in 2015 by parliament in order to minimize the illegal mining operations “galamsey” in the state forest.
Nana Bosompem, made the call during an interview with the Republic in his office at Nkawie, adding that the new mining act has fines against those who mine in the forest and other communities.
He lauded the media for sensitization on new mining law and other environment issues that impinges mankind, since forest generates more income to the state.
He envisaged that future prospects of state forest is great but negative practices like “galamsey”, bush burning, chainsaw operations should be curtailed for the state forest and it is a wake-up call for all stakeholders to work in tandem to find panacea of “galamsey” issues to the forest.
By: Nana Kwame, Nkawie