Neglect of mining communities promoting galamsey – CDD

  |   Ghana News

A research fellow at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Kojo Asante, has observed that illegal mining has become a norm in recent times because societies are aggrieved that a chunk of revenue generated from natural resources within their respective locations go to the central government.

It has been said that, areas where natural resources are extracted are mostly deprived of social amenities and residents live in abject poverty.

According to Mr. Asante, residents in areas where natural resources are found, especially gold, feel cheated and thus indulge in illegal mining also known as galamsey.

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