The District Chief Executive of the Ahafo Ano South-East, Hon. Thomas Owusu Ansah has asserted that his administration is the anti galamsey one, and he is all the time motivated to reduce and curb the galamsey phenomenon in the district.
He said various operations have been embarked upon to chase galamsey activities from the shores of the district.
Speaking on Opemsuo Radio with Agudey on the Nkwatananso show, the DCE specifically stated that, “my office is an anti galamsey administration and I will not entertain it, no one can come to my office and even talk to me about galamsey, let alone to engage in it, over my dead body”.
Hon. Owusu Ansah said, he waged anti galamsey operations at the district in the areas of Biesom N0 1 and 2, Asempa na ye, Ahwerewem, and others leading to the arrest of a number of Chinese who were dealt with and deported from the country.
The Ahafo Ano South-East DCE said, it is unfortunate that some of the residents of such places give hints to the galamsey operators whenever the police come around on operation, lays the information to those at the sites for them to escape, which he suspects one of the Assemblymen.
This is making it difficult to arrest such unscrupulous persons, he added.
Source: Opemsuo.com/ Effah Mensah William