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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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.
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.