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CEHSM calls for a collective approach towards Galamsey.

By: Antonia Ayeh-Asare –  GhanaNet News

The Executive Director of  the Center for Environmental Health and Sanitation Management, Dr Stephen T. Odonkor has called for a more collective effort for the fight against galamsey.

According to him, just a section of populace appears to be dedicated to this fight and it will be helpful to have other others such as the all sections of the media, the police, the military and civil society groups on board to help in bringing an end to this. has also asked the government to empower and encourage the  traditional   leaders and local authorities to fight any galamsey activities in   their various  communities through

Dr. S.T. Odonkor                         community engagement strategies and education.  Dr. S.T. Odonkor

further added that, Ghana is like to be importing water  within the next decade if this act of galamsey is not stopped within the shortest time. He said galamsey activities has impacted negatively on the environment particular water bodies beyond imagination. He said the negative effcet of the galamsey actives are  also impacting negatively in some west African countries such as Cote d’voire , because rivers and other waters bodies that flows through Ghana to these countries have all been polluted by the galamsey activities.

He also commended the Minister of  Lands and Natural Resources the Hon. Peter John Amewu for his spirited fight against galemsey. He however warned that the only way to over come the galalmsey menace is to sustained the anti-galamsey campaign till it is totally rooted out. He ended by commending  also the media for the constant awareness and urge all to keep it up.

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