The Executive Director for media coalition against illegal mining, Engineer Dr. Ken Ashigbey, has urged the government to move away from the spider paradigm shift if we want to defeat the galamsey fight in the country.
According to him, many people are going unpunished in the galamsey act which has inspired the young ones to venture into it making the fight difficult for the government.
Speaking in an interview, he said in order to defeat the galamsey fight the government ought to give severe punishment to the detractors whether from the government or not to serve as deterrent to others. He opines that because those practicing illegal mining are going unpunished, it has open room for the youth to also practice.
There are certain cases of illegal mining activities going on in the country which no proper punishment has been effected on the culprits to deter others if we really want to defeat galamsey. “The chiefs should also give their all to help the government in combating the illegal act, he said.