The biggest Commercial drivers Union in Ghana, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union(GPRTU) has pledged the Union’s support to government in the anti-galamsey campaign .
The GPRTU says,the brunt associated with the destruction of the environment affects all hence the Union’s decision to declare its support to the fight against the menace .
The Union has promised to lead a massive campaign against illegal mining operations with their vehicles to complement government’s effort to end the menace.
Speaking to Environmental News Agency , the Eastern Regional Branch Chairman of GPRTU, Johnson Kyere indicated that” the level of destruction of many cocoa farms and the pollution of water bodies is a clear indication that all Ghanaians must stand against the illegal miners operations in the country”.He said.
Mr. Johnson Kyere directed that all GPRTU drivers in the region must not render services to recalcitrant illegal miners who attempt to hire their vehicles to convey them to their mining sites.
He said ,the illegal miners can learn to drive , secure license and engage in commercial vehicle driving as a source of income adding that,government must also create job opportunities for the miners.
Government of Ghana has waged war against illegal mining known locally as galamsey following public outcry and media pressure over the high level of land degradation and water pollution causing to the environment.
Government ultimatum to the illegal miners to cease operation nationwide witnessed withdrawal of the over 500 excavators from mining sites in the country as the miners retreat.