Anglogold Ashanti Joins ‘Galamsey’ Fight

Anglogold Ashanti Joins ‘Galamsey’ Fight

As the government intensifies the fight against illegal mining, the Senior Manager in charge of Environment for AngloGold Ashanti, Nixon Asante, has called on Ghanaians especially those in the mining sector to help protect the environment from further destruction.

According to Mr. Nixon Asante, various activities such as illegal small-scale mining also known as ‘galamsey’ cost Ghana heavily and as such, efforts must be put in place to end the menace.

He made the call at an event organised by Anglogold Ashanti in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency to commemorate World Environment Day in the Ashanti Region.

Mr. Asante charged the entire citizenry to support the fight against the menace.

He said that is the only way the fight can be won.

“Let us raise our voices by joining the campaign against ‘galamsey’ and educating others through social media platforms and face-to-face to end the menace. We cannot turn back the hands of time, but we can grow trees and green our cities. So I urge all of us to join this call and win this together, If I fight alone, I cannot win; but if we fight together with one spirit, we shall win,” he said.