Methodist Bishop backs war on ‘galamsey’

‘Galamsey’ destroys water bodies, farmlands and other resources

‘Galamsey’ destroys water bodies, farmlands and other resources

The Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese of the Methodist Church, Right Reverend Michael Agyakwa Bossman, has called on the government not to relent in efforts to deal with illegal mining popularly called ‘galamsey’.
Addressing the 38th annual synod of the Koforidua Diocese, he said
the cost of galamsey to water bodies, farmlands and other resources were enormous for the ordinary Ghanaian to bear.
The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Tetteh gave the assurance that government was on course to relieve the ordinary Ghanaian from the effects of the illegal mining.

He said by the end of the three-week ultimatum to the galamsey operators, more than 500 excavators and machines had been seized from mining sites in the region alone.
He urged the church to continue to partner with government in the quest to make life meaningful and easy for all, by pointing the wrongs in society and supporting government in implementing policies and programmes for the benefit of the populace.
The Regional Director of Education, Mrs Gertrude Mensah, noted that discipline and standards of education in the mission schools were diminishing and therefore urged the synod to look at ways and strategies to get all parents and church members involved in instilling values in the pupils.
This year’s synod is being held on the theme: “Rekindling the Wesleyan evangelical heritage, scripture, discipleship and the holy spirit factors.”  GNA

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