Nana Asante, Secretary to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) Women’s Organiser, Madam Kate Gyamfuah, whose mining equipment were destroyed by the security taskforce, has said the company, the Xtra Gold Mining Limited is not engaged in illegal small scale mining (Galamsey).
The taskforce as part of efforts to deal with the issue of galamsey burnt some 20 excavators while working in Atiwa in the Eastern Region on Sunday, May 16.
These equipment included that Xtra Gold Mining Limited.
Mr Asante said “So it’s not like we are enclosed in one area and doing unscrupulous activities. I can tell you there is not even a single thing we are doing that is illegal.”
“So there is nothing that shows that we are causing havoc to the environment. Even the pits, we refill,” he told journalists in Accra.
Meanwhile, Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has said that the taskforce will continue to stay in the forest until the water bodies become clean again.
He said this at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday May 19.
“The soldiers will continue to monitor to ensure we have clean waters,” he said.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana