Tano River Faces Danger As Illegal Miners Gear Up To Ply Their Trade At Yawhima-Johnson Krom In The Sunyani Municipality
Galamsey (illegal mining), despite its
treacherous consequences, keeps gaining
grounds at mining communities in the
country, and has become a major headache to the nation.
The Brong-Ahafo Region has arguably become
the most disreputable culprit in this plague.
Information reaching us indicate that 48 illegal mining companies are gearing up to ply their trade at Yawhimah-Johnson krom, a town in the Sunyani municipality.
In every rumour there is an ioter of truth, group leader of Concern youth and development of Yawhimah said “sometime ago the assembly man of the area sent documents to the Chiefs at these areas to sign and authorize the alledge companies to operate in the area.” The group said they will never allow any galamsey operations in their vicinity.
Currently, communities like Johnson krom, Mensah krom, Donkor krom, Oko krom and Sukuu mu are in alarming situation, as galamsey operators seek to ply their trade along the Tano River.
Activities of these galamsey operators is likely to pollute the Tano River, which is the main source to the Ghana Water Company’s treatment plant at Abesim that serves the Sunyani Municipality and nearby areas.
Therefore, the group has appeal to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister and those in authority to step into this matter.