“Fighting Galamsey Cost Me And NPP Votes In 2020 – Akufo-Addo

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According to President Akufo-Addo, the battle against illegal mining activities in the county cost him and the New Patriotic Party some votes during the 2020 general election.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the battle against illegal mining activities in the county cost him and the New Patriotic Party some votes during the 2020 general election.
Studies have found that the activities of illegal mining have resulted in the destruction of our water bodies and has resulted in the formation of sinkholes, and contamination of soil, ground, and surface water pollution.

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Mr. President speaking during a meeting with the National House of Chiefs and some Municipal Metropolitan and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in Kumasi, He said, “Since I took office I have made it a central feature of my presidency to lead in the efforts to rid our country of this menace which we all now call galamsey (Illegal mining). It has not been popular and we have not got the result that I was looking for, “Indeed, in the last elections of 2020 my stance on the issue cost my party and I significant losses in the mining communities, it turned out that my statement that I was putting my presidency on the line in the fight against galamsey was neither bombast nor recklessness. It was a simple truth.”

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