Sophia Akuffo Criticizes Government’s Handling of Galamsey

Lands Minister Abu Jinapor inspecting some galamsey sites

Former Chief Justice Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akuffo has expressed her concern over the government’s perceived failure in addressing illegal mining, commonly known as galamsey.

During an interview on Starr Chat with Bola Ray, she emphasized the detrimental impact of galamsey on Ghana’s water bodies, likening them to thick chocolate.

“The waters are getting thicker and thicker. It used to be like coffee, but now it’s like thick chocolate. It is like the kind of cocoa drink we used to make during our boarding school, about eight spoons of milo. Then you add two drops of milk to it, and it is thick.

“Sometimes I watch things on the TV and I ask whether we are thinking about our grandchildren. As for my daughter, I think she is being polluted. She has drunk all the pollution and all that. But her children shouldn’t have to and not her grandchildren, no,” Madam Akuffo expressed.

She raised concerns about the long-term impact on future generations and noted that the governance in the country has been in crisis for some time.


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