Ghanaians In UK To Demonstration Over Galamsey
Ghanaians Against Galamsey (GAG UK) have disclosed that they are set to embark on a demonstration against illegal mining taking place in Ghana
They plan to stage a protest on the streets of London on Friday, November 18, 2022.
Ghanaians Against Galamsey is made up of concerned Ghanaians living in the United Kingdom who are deeply concerned by the destruction, degradation, toxic pollution and contamination of the environment and water bodies in Ghana, which is claiming lives and negatively impacting all aspects of the nation’s wellbeing.
The GAG UK, has therefore called on all Ghanaians in the UK to join in the demonstration scheduled at the Ghana High Commission, 13 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PN, from 10 am to 12noon.
One of the consequences of the illegal mining activities was the death of a woman in Konongo-Odumase.
In the early hours of Sunday, a toilet caved in, swallowing the 24-year-old woman who was attending to the call of nature.
Rescue efforts by personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and residents could not save the young lady, who was pulled out from the pit after three hours.
With the aid of an excavator, the rescue team removed heaps of sand from the caved pit before locating the lifeless body of the deceased amid anxiety and uncontrolled wailing.
Some residents blamed the incident on an abandoned in-house mining pit close to the toilet but would not speak openly about it for fear of intimidation.
Residents who attempted to narrate the circumstances leading to the disaster to the media were visibly threatened by others believed to be involved in the practice.
In-house mining is a common phenomenon in Konongo-Odumase, where most houses are known to be having mining pits, some of which are dug in bedrooms.