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Ghana: Let’s Unite and Fight Galamsey – Prof. Oduro


A Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has called for a united front if Ghana would ever win the war against illegal mining and other vices that plague the country.

To him, Ghana would remain the ultimate loser if the citizenry did not come together to defeat perpetrators of these anti national conducts.

“How I wish that we would have given the President the fullest support to put an end to the galamsey issues that are bedeviling the nation currently.

“Personally, I find it difficult to understand why as a nation we cannot be united to fight ‘evils’ that threaten the future of our dear country. It is very sad to see the rate of land degradation that is taking place in this country.

“How will generations yet unborn survive in this country? Obviously, we need to do something as a nation to curb this unwarranted destruction of our lands and treasured environment,” Prof. Oduro said.

He was speaking in Accra yesterday at the 75th anniversary lecture of the Ghana Cocoa Board on the theme “COCOBOD @75: Sustaining our environment, wealth and health”.

In estimation, Prof. Oduro explained that the exploitation of minerals has left Ghana’s environment destroyed and water bodies polluted; threatening sustainable agriculture.

“How long will it take us to reclaim the destroyed lands to secure the future of unborn generations? If we are not careful, we will soon lose all arable agricultural lands and make the nation over dependent on food imports to sustain our food security concerns.”