The National Coordinating Secretary of NASPA, Yakubu Mohammed Razak on his part said ,the negative impact of illegal mining is already having a brunt on National Service Personnel particularly those posted to serve in affected communities .He said most of the personnel in these communities are struggling to get water for their daily activities whiles their exposed to other health dangers associated to the illegal mining activities .
The National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) has held a massive march in the Eastern regional Capital ,Koforidua in support of anti- galamsey campaign in the Country.
The Service Personnel drawn from all ten regions of the Ghana hoisted varied placards communicating support of the Association to the fight against the menace .
The street March is part of NASPA’s 7th Annual Delegate Congress ongoing in Koforidua .
The Congress is under the theme :The fight Against Galamsey; Collective Responsibility.
The Executive Secretary of NASPA,Ussif Mustapha ,told the media ,illegal mining is a threat to national development due to the wanton destruction it is causing to the environment .
He said ,NASPA supports government decision in stopping activities of illegal miners across the country.
He said the miners must take advantage of the various policy initiatives such as Planting for Food and Jobs with a call on the Chiefs ,the Clergy and all Ghanians to support government in dealing with the menace to protect the environment .
Government of Ghana has waged war against illegal mining activities following huge public outcry and media pressure .A three week ultimatum issued by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources ended a week ago to which most illegal miners have ceased operation in the country.
Government has rolled out a program to provide alternate to the youth engaged in illegal mining however,environmentalists in Ghana are doubting the feasibility of the Policy in dealing with the menace.