Founder and Leader of the Ghana Union Movement has outlined his strategy to deal with the effects of illegal mining.
Rev Christian Kwabena Andrew says rather than allowing only those with mining permit to mine, thereby making unpermitted mining illegal, he would decriminalise mining unlawfully.
Speaking in Akan at the launch of the 2020 manifesto, he said: “When my party comes into power, whether you have a permit or not, we will allow you to mine.
”After the mining, we will set up a group that will solely be responsible for planting trees, using excavators to level the ground and cover the soil,” he added.
In this way, by the time the younger generation will grow, the trees would have matured for them to also cut down and use the revenue generated to live their lives, he said.
Speaking on other issues, Rev Andrew said a potential government led by …