Three chiefs of the YawhIma township in the sunyani municipality at

the Brong Ahafo Region has pointed out the Municipal Chief Executive

(MCE) and some others as prime suspects aiding and abetting plans for

the commencement of illegal mining popularly known as "galamsey" in

the area.

The circle of chiefs comprised Nana Ansu Ababio,the paramount chief,

Nana Akwasi Amoh, Dwanetoahene and Nana Ansu Gyeaboo, the krontihene

,all of YawhIma township.

In an interview with the host, Nana Kwame Nkwantabisa, sobriquet Nana

K of Jlife FM's morning show coffee shop, Nana Ansu Ababio, the

paramount chief said, he was in his residence when the assemblyman of

the area, stalls by his house showing him (the chief) a letter to be

submitted to the chief of Mensakrom, also a subset of YawhIma, from

the MCE. Nevertheless he didn't divulge the content of the letter;

however he did affirm the letter holds an appended signature of the

MCE, apparently indicating his involvement in the illegal act.

Following a story featuring an imminent illegal mining along the Tano

River by Jlife's news reporter Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (KOK), the allied

chiefs said, they heard rumors that an NGO (no name) wants to help the

community. They sent a delegation to find out since the "so – called",

NGO has refused to introduce themselves formally to the chiefs. The

delegation came reporting that, there was no NGO but instead

encountered an individual who claimed wanting to build a dam for the

community to help decrease the water crises of the area.

Nana K, the host of the program, asked exactly what the man (whose

name is yet to be identified), was going to do in the area.

"Rumors had it that he wanted to operate 'galamsey' but the delegation

sent, said the man claimed wanting to construct a dam", responded the

Dwanetoahene. He furthered that, there's already a dam in the area

serving the community so "we don't need a dam".

"We are not against mining in itself but we are against illegal

mining", asserted the Krontihene, furthering that,what hinders them

from coming to the chiefs to make things official?

Nana Ansu Ababio, the paramount chief said, the miscreant and some

Chinese have surveyed the land for about six years now and do not

understand why he(the chief), the custodian of the land has not been

officially informed.

"I know that there's something fishy going on and I suspect the MCE

and some dignitaries' involvement", he added.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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