“Burning of excavators, a threat to our environment”- Environmentalist
An environmentalist with Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr George Manu, says the move if not halted as soon as possible can damaged the environment irreversibly.
An Environmentalist with Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr George Manu is advising the government to seek an alternative way in resolving the galamsey issues in the country and managing seized excavators rather than burning them.
The move according to him if not halted as soon as possible can damaged the environment irreversibly.
Mr Manu who is the Bono East Regional Manager for Zoomlion Ghana Limited was reacting to the environmental implication of the burning of excavators by security men on galamsey sites.
Some excavators were burnt by the military men sent to the various Galamsey sites in the country.
The move according to the government was a step to deter other Galamsayers from venturing into the act and to also prevent the previous incident where some seized excavators by the Operation Vanguard got lost, raising lots of attacks on the government, especially by the opposition parties.
But the environmentalist George Manu says the act is environmentally unacceptable.
However, an engineering lecturer at the Ho Technical University, Eng Joseph Kusi holds a different view as he believes the act in the right direction and the government must be commended for such an approach.
Nana Ama Asiedu Bono East