The Omanhen of Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, has warned that the fight against illegal mining will only be successful when there is honesty and no corruption in the country. According to him, there is a lot of dishonesty and corruption in the society, especially with regard to the mining industry.
“What we’re seeing is as a result of reaping the rewards of corruption as a country. And we cannot afford to go to sleep or stop this campaign against illegal mining. We’re paying a heavy price for what is happening in the mining industry,” he said.
In an interview with Business Day Ghana at a stakeholders’ forum organized by the Wacam in Accra, Nana Kobina Nketsia V disclosed that there are strong political powers behind the illegal mining activities Ghana is faced with.