Sustain efforts at regularising small-scale mining sector- Upper East Regional House of Chiefs

The Vice President of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, Naba Anonsona Anthony Abisa, has called on government to sustain the ongoing efforts in the fight against Small-Scale illegal Mining to help curb the menace and promote peace and harmony in the sector.

Speaking on behalf of the President of the Regional House of Chiefs, Naba Abisa said members of the regional house Chiefs will support government to help bring sanity in the mining and forestry sectors.

Naaba Abisa stated this when the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources met the Regional House of Chiefs at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region on the sidelines of his one-day working visit to the region.

He said, “I want to assure you of the support of the chiefs and the people of Upper East for your government in the successful implementation of the flagship programs like the free SHS which undoubtedly are tailored towards alleviating poverty.”

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, pledged to ensure that chiefs in the Upper East Region benefit from the proceeds of the many minerals discovered in the region. He said, “You have my full backing and support so let’s work together to ensure you also benefit from these mining activities happening in your own jurisdiction.”

Recognising the relevance of the chiefs in the development of the country, he stressed that it is important they play a pivotal role in all operations of mining activities in the region.

The Hon. Minister used the platform to crave the support and collaboration of Chiefs for himself and also for Regional Minister to protect all-natural resources of the country.

By: Felix Cofie.


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