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Breman Chief Praises Prez Over Galamsey Fight


The Chief of Asankran-Breman, Nana Kwabena Amenemah II, has commended President Akufo-Addo for his campaign against illegal mining.

According to him, all water bodies in the area would have been destroyed if not for the President’s intervention.

He made this remark on Saturday, when the President, as part of his Western regional tour, visited Breman in the Amenfi West constituency to cut the sod for the construction of the 25 kilometer Asankragwa-Fordjuorkrom road.

“Ghana, Asankragwaman, Wassa Amenfiman, and Enchi man are grateful to you. If God had not made you President, all our water bodies would have been destroyed by now. Before you came into office, there was no way we could drink from our rivers and streams. However, today, as a result of your fight against galamsey, we are able to do so. We thank you, President Akufo-Addo and your government, for making this possible,” he said.

The President is reported to have disclosed, at Kojina, in the Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai constituency that a decision on government’s ban on small-scale mining would be made soon.

“We are certain that the policies and measures you are putting in place, during the period of the ban on small scale mining, will mean that the destruction of our water bodies and vegetation by miners will end. As Chiefs, we will also make sure that small scale miners do not destroy our lands or pollute our water bodies,” he indicated.

1½ year record superior

Touching on the achievements of the Akufo-Addo government in the past one and half years, Nana Amenemah noted that all of Breman, Wassa Amenfi, and Ghanaians were aware of the work President Akufo-Addo had done.

“The amount of work undertaken, and the achievements chalked by this government in just one and half years of being in office, surpasses the 4-year work done by some other government.”

Again, he commended the President for upgrading Amenfi West Assembly from a district to a municipality, and also fulfilling his campaign pledge of constructing the 25 kilometre Asankragwa Fordjuorkrom road.

“Today, as a result of his achievements, I, Nana Kwabena Amenamah II, Chief of Asankran-Breman, confer the title of ‘Oseadeayor’ to the name of President Akufo-Addo. He has said it, and he has done it. So, from today, he is called Oseadeayor Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo I. We are very satisfied with your government,” he concluded.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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