Tano River Faces Danger As Illegal Miners Gear Up To Ply Their Trade At Yawhima-Johnson Krom In The Sunyani Municipality

Galamsey (illegal mining), despite its

treacherous consequences, keeps gaining

grounds at mining communities in the

country, and has become a major headache

to the nation.

The Brong-Ahafo Region has arguably become

the most disreputable culprit in this plague.

Information reaching us indicate that 48 illegal mining companies are

gearing up to ply their trade at Yawhimah-Johnson krom, a town in the

Sunyani municipality.

In every rumour there is an ioter of truth, group leader of Concern

youth and development of Yawhimah said "sometime ago the assembly man

of the area sent documents to the Chiefs at these areas to sign and

authorize the alledge companies to operate in the area." The group

said they will never allow any galamsey operations in their vicinity.

Currently, communities like Johnson krom, Mensah krom, Donkor krom,

Oko krom and Sukuu mu are in alarming situation, as galamsey operators

seek to ply their trade along the Tano River.

Activities of these galamsey operators is likely to pollute the Tano

River, which is the main source to

the Ghana Water Company's treatment plant at

Abesim that serves the Sunyani Municipality and nearby areas.

Therefore, the group has appeal to the Municipal Chief Executive

(MCE), the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister and those in authority to

step into this matter.



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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