Mining must reflect riches not distress – Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has described as disgraceful the distressing state of mining communities in the country.

According to him, after decades of mining in places like Obuasi, Tarkwa and Prestea, conditions there are not enough to match the amount of gold mined out of the communities.

Opening the West African Mines Conference in Ghana, the President said his government is in the process of functioning out the Mineral Development Fund Act to address these problems.

Some Prestea roads are anything but motorable

“Why is Obuasi not among the most beautiful city in Ghana or the world if it holds riches in gold mines. Why do Tarkwa and Prestea not look like the golden towns they are?

“Or why does Akwatia’s appearance not reflect anything about the diamonds that have been taken out of their soils all these years?” he quizzed.

He said his government is poised to work to change the distressed and disgraceful state of mining in the country.

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