Galamsey Ghanaians Accused Of Shielding Chinese Illegal Miners

Indigenous small scale miners are reportedly shielding some Chinese individuals involved in illegal mining activities in mining communities.

  • Published:
  play Some of the illegal Chinese miners who were repatriated in July 2013
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Reports indicate that the locals have offered the Chinese individuals shelters as hideouts to outwit law enforcement agencies.

Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joe Osei Wusu described the new strategy as worrying and called on the locals to desist from such acts.

In July 2013, the Ghana Immigration Service repatriated almost 4,000 Chinese to their country as part of efforts to end illegal mining known as galamsey.

Other illegal miners including Russians, Indians, Nigerians, Togolese and Nigerians were also deported for their involvement in small-scale mining which is preserved for Ghanaians.

The Chinese Embassy in Ghana has indicated its preparedness to partner with the government to deal with the illegal mining menace in the country.

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Ms Sun Baohong, told journalists in Accra after a closed-door meeting with officials of the Minerals Commission that the Embassy would lead the campaign by educating Chinese citizens about Ghana’s mining laws and regulations.

Ghana has over the years struggled to deal with authorised practices since small-scale mining was legalised in 1986. Water bodies have been destroyed and deep trenches left behind on farmlands due to the illegal mining.

The government has also taken firm steps to stop foreigners from engaging in small-scale mining activities in the country.

President John Mahama on many platforms has announced that “small scale mining is the exclusive preserve of the people, and as such the government will not allow the industry to be flooded by foreigners”.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Photo Duncan Williams leads prayers at Donald Trump's inauguration servicebullet
2 Gambia Crisis Twitter explodes with rage over Hanna Tetteh's tweetbullet
3 Asantehemaa's Death Funeral of Asantehemaa underway [Photos]bullet
4 Corruption I'll make sure Opuni goes to jail - Kennedy Agyapongbullet
5 Francisca Oteng-Mensah 24 year old MP complains about unbearable...bullet
6 Leadership UN appoints ex-president Mahama to top positionbullet
7 Asantehemaa’s Funeral Nana Afia Kobi to be buried with gold...bullet
8 Asante Kingdom This is Osagyefo Bayie, the acting Asantehemaabullet
9 Gambia Crisis Ghana deploys military to Gambiabullet
10 Manhyia Palace One shot, several collapse at...bullet

Top Videos

1 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his 23-year-old...bullet
2 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
3 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
6 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
7 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
8 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at...bullet
9 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
10 Bishop Obinim Saga Teenagers disciplined by Obinim...bullet

News