Ghana Water Shuts down Kyebi treatment plant again
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has shut down its Kyebi Treatment Plant due to high turbidity due to the continuous pollution of river Birim by illegal miners.
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, revealed this during a courtesy call on him by the Association of Small-Scale Miners.
As a result, the Okyehene has called for the immediate arrest of illegal miners operating in Kyebi and its environs.
Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II added that the actions of ruthless illegal miners who chose to mine day and night in the Birim river had exposed the residents to many health issues.
He described the illegal miners as criminals who must be arrested by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Ghana Police Service to face prosecution.
The Okyehene, who lamented the lack of supervision of water bodies over the years in the fight against galamsey, called for retooling the inspectorates division of the Minerals Commission and other responsible agencies in both human and logistical capacities to help achieve the needed results.