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Akua-Donkor’s suggestion on fighting ‘galamsey’

Akua-Donkor's suggestion on fighting ‘galamsey’

Akua-Donkor’s suggestion on fighting ‘galamsey’

The founder and leader of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor,

is advocating for local dialects to be used in sensitizing people about

illegal mining, known in local parlance as galamsey.

According to her, most of the small-scale miners are not fluent English speakers

hence the need to use local languages in sensitizing them on the issue.

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He has to reorganize the program [National Dialogue on Small Scale Mining]
again because those who mine the gold, none of them understands English,”
she suggested. The two-time presidential aspirant said although some of the
miners would have tuned in to the program, they would not understand the forum.

Commending the media for their role in the galamsey fight, Akua Donkor said

the media should also do well in using local languages in spreading messages

against the practice. “Let’s speak our language,” she reiterated.

Akua-Donkor's  suggestion on fighting ‘galamsey’
Akua-Donkor’s suggestion on fighting ‘galamsey’

Background

A two-day National Consultative Dialogue on small-scale mining begun

on Wednesday, April 14, and ended on Thursday, April 15, at the

Accra International Conference Centre.

The purpose of the forum was to solicit views, proposals, and

suggestions from diverse stakeholders in the small-scale mining industry,

to develop appropriate policy interventions for the sector.

The Dialogue was organized by the Forestry Commission under the

auspices of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

The event was graced by President Akufo-Addo, Lands and Natural

Minerals Minister, Samuel Jinapor, Chief of Staff, Frema Opare and

many other dignitaries.

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