Concerned Small-Scale Miners burn property of Chinese ‘galamseyers’
Members of the Concerned Small-Scale Miners Association, have set
ablaze property belonging to some suspected Chinese galamseyers.
The operation, which took place on Friday at Manso Nkwanta in
the Ashanti Region, saw the destruction of
mining equipment as well as their sheds.
The group, led by their President, Michael Kwadwo Peprah,
stormed the site of the Chinese who they claimed
were situated by a river in the area.
A video from the operation intercepted by adomonline.com
captured the Chinese looking on helpless
as their property were destroyed.
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Speaking on Adom FM’s Midday News, Kasiebo is Tasty,
infuriated Mr Preprah accused the government of being selective
with the burning of mining equipment, hence their decision.
He claimed equipment of their members operating near rivers
have been burnt while the foreigners have been exempted.
“They are still working in this area while we have been asked to stop
work which we won’t allow… They find a way to get to
Asarekrom to carry out their activities,” he fumed.
According to him, they will resist every attempt, particularly in
the Amansie West District for the Chinese to operate while the
source of livelihood of locals has been cut off.