The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Hon. Mireku Duker who double as the MP for Tarkwa Nsuayem constituency has led a team to inspect the current state of River Ankobra, which was one of the major river bodies polluted as a result of illegal mining activities.
According to him he was highly elated to state that, the turbity level of River Ankobra is very much better as compared to some few months ago.
He commend all stakeholders in the Region for ensuring this milestone which needs to be sustained.
Interventions ranging from establishment of community mining schemes, revitalizing District Mining Committees, Deployment of Minerals Cadastral System and most importantly, the training and deployment of River Wardens have contributed significantly towards achieving this success.
Hon. Mireku Duker call on all relevant stakeholders, to keep up all efforts to ensure that, all our river bodies are clean and free from activities of illegal mining.
He said The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources will continue all efforts to ensure a sustained victory against illegal mining in and along our water bodies.
He was accompanied on the trip by Hon. Kwesi Bonzo, Ellembelle DCE, Hon. Dorcas Amoah, Nzema-East MCE, Mr. Peter Awuah, Technical Director of Mines and other officials.