By: A news desk report
Ghanaians across the country, have been urged to contribute their quota towards the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey .They have also been entreated to join hands to ensure that all school going age or children are totally stop from all forms of mining particularly galamsey which is not only dangerous for their lives but poses a serious threat to their future.
The leadership of Women Environmental Defenders’ Association (WEDA),a non-governmental Organization(NGO) which main focus is to empower women and children made the appeal during aggressive from community to Community campaign dubbed “STOP USING CHILDREN IN MINING”.
The NGO with a motto ”Women and Children Freedom Advocacy” stormed Ahwerewa and Asuonwunu communities among others all in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality of Ashanti region with their campaign of “Stop using children in mining”.
They engaged the community members, opinion leaders, parents and their children to explain the need for parents to enroll their children to school and dangers associated with children engage in mining especially galamsey business.
Madam Comfort Nyamekye leader of the Association who was heavily supported by Anna Cudjoe,Agyeiwaa Mary and Helina Agyei in the campaign said their target is to ensure elimination of children from all forms of mining, especially galamsey.She lamented that the rate of children engage in galamsey at Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality among other parts of the country is alarming and all hands need to be on deck to fight against the canker.