Staff of Citi FM and volunteers were on some principal streets of Accra to continue the #StopGalamseyNow campaign, this time with an emphasis on creating awareness of the levels of pollution in water bodies across the country.
The campaign, which officially started on April 3, highlights dire effects of illegal mining on the environment and Citi FM staff and volunteers were again distributing fliers to motorists and pedestrians.
As part of today’s drive, staff and volunteers also carried samples of polluted water from the Birim River to serve as a snapshot of pollution from illegal mining across the country.
The #StopGalamseyNow campaign charges the government to undertake five steps to clamp down on the menace which is destroying the county’s land and water bodies at an alarming rate.
Citi FM’s five demands include:
- The total cessation of all small and medium scale mining for a period of six months
- The cessation of the issuance of new mining licenses for a year
- The reclassification of mining categories to reflect the use of new/larger equipment
- The allowance of water bodies to regenerate their natural ecology
- Tree planting and a land reclamation project
Published on 28 April 2017 | 9:40 am at Source