Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu Constituency in the Volta Region of Ghana has reacted to news making waves that the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor, has suggested to the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana the need for partnership between Ghana and China in order to regulate galamsey in Ghana.
He (Hon. Jinapor) said there was an urgent need for the two countries to work closely together to efficiently regulate Ghana’s small-scale mining sector.
The Minister said this when the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Lu Kun, called on him in Accra on Friday, May 21, 2021.
Mr. Jinapor indicated that the Ghanaian government will continue to work with the Chinese side for greater development for their respective citizens.
On his part, H.E Lu Kun mentioned that China was an important partner for Ghana, adding that the bilateral cooperation between the two countries is leading to a sound momentum of growth.
Reacting to this, Hon. Agbodza stated that the recent actions of the Minister for Lands and Natural resources are enough proofs of the fact that he did not take into consideration any of the numerous advices given him by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The Adaklu lawmaker went ahead to stress that, the Lands Minister, Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor, is still seeking solutions to galamsey from wrong places.
According to the respected lawmaker, the solution to the galamsey issue that has engulfed the nation is within the political party of the Lands Minister, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).