President of the Apostolic Church, Ghana, Apostle Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh has lamented the damning effects of galamsey activities on the country’s natural resources.
Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh while preaching to church members said the leaders of the country have not helped enough in the fight against the menace.
According to him, the leaders of the various churches in Ghana have now joined forces to fight illegal mining in the country.
“There is something going on in our nation that we cannot tolerate any longer. We have waited for a long time and where help should come from, help is not coming so the leaders of the churches in this nation have risen up and they are saying enough is enough,” he said.
Apostle Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh had a red-clad tied on his hands to mark the churches’ protest against illegal mining.
This, he said will be done by various church leaders every Sunday to send signals to the ‘orchestrators’ of the illegal mining activities.
The wanton destruction of Galamsey activities on the various water bodies and environment, he said is “mortgaging the heritage of this nation in an evil way”.
He called on all church members to join the fight to put a stop to the canker.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor has courted the support of the leadership of the Christian Council of Ghana to help government halt the illegal mining menace in the country.
Describing the engagement with the Council as a productive, impactful and useful one, Samuel Jinapor said the meeting is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s quest to mobilise broad-based national support for the ongoing fight against illegal mining.
He said the overarching outcome is the Council agreeing to work together with government to address the illegal mining situation.
“We need strong and authoritative voices to be able to transform the hearts and minds of the Ghanaian people,” he stated.
The Minister’s meeting with the Christian Council in Accra, follows series of engagements with key stakeholders, including the Council of State in an effort to obtain reliable and sound inputs to help government to fashion out appropriate steps, to among others fight the canker, improve mining operations and enhance the ecological system of the country.