The Overlord of Mamprugu, Naa Bohigu Abdullai Mahami Sheriga, has expressed worry over illegal mining activities in the North East Region as it is depriving his people of their livelihood, especially on their agricultural farmlands.
According to him, urgent actions should be taken to halt illegal mining operations at Nanguma in the North East Region.
The Nayiri further pledged his unwavering commitment to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in the fight against illegal mining and deforestation particularly in the North East Region of Ghana.
The Overload applauded the Minister for the great strides attained so far. Adding that he will together with his subjects support him and his government to succeed.
On his part, The Lands Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor has called for support from the Overlord of Mamprugu, Naa Bohigu Abdullai Mahami Sheriga, to aid him to bring a halt to some illegal mining activities which have begun in Nanguma, a suburb of Mumprugu in the North East Region.
He asked that the Nayiri and his chiefs assist him to bring an end to the menace at the very onset to prevent further escalation.
Minister who stated this at the Palace of the Nayiri on Tuesday, 5th October, 2021, expressed his utmost joy over the discovery of Gold in the Northern Region saying ” the notion that minerals are only found in the south are a thing of the past”.
“The Northern Region is so rich in minerals and is gradually becoming a mining hub, He added.
Hon. Jinapor also made mention of his resolve to bring an end to deforestation.
He said ” Deforestation without afforestation will become desertification and we must not let this happen”
The Minister further commended the Nayiri for the warm reception and also for his enormous help rendered to his father and the Jinapor family in the past.
He also used the platform to express his gratitude to the Nayiri for the support during the June 11th Green Ghana day and called on Ghanaians to nurture the trees planted during the National Tree Planting exercise.
Story by:Kwaku Stephen