Galamsey Is Causing A Lot Of Harm In My Region - Afua Of Eastern Region
Eastern Region rep at Ghana's Most Beautiful has used her platform to call for protection of the region’s water bodies, citing the harm caused by polluted waters.
Afua has bemoaned the harm Galamsey is causing in her region.
The 19-year old Ghana’s Most Beautiful contestant noted that the illegal gold mining in certain areas in the Eastern Region will have negative long term effects on herself and people if it goes unchecked for too long.
These activities have caused a sharp rise in water pollution which in turn will have devastating consequences on the health of the people living around because the residents depend on the affected water bodies for household activities.
“Galamsey is causing a lot of harm in my region. The water resources in my region are mostly used by the people and galamsey polluting the water causes harm. It brings sickness because they use it for domestic use like washing, cooking and bathing."
"If it is damaged, it is going to cause harm to them. They are going to get sick. So I decided to pick galamsey as my project to help curb that and help in making the water resources clean for the people in my region.” She lamented.
Afua noted that she is using the GMB platform to relate the troubles of her people by starting the ‘clean waterbodies’ crusade.
According to her, the urgency of the project mandates that she uses a prominent and respected platform on national level.
“Ghana’s Most Beautiful is a beauty pageant that promotes national development, culture and unity. And for this, there is a need for a woman who is seen and recognized and defined as beautiful.
“I am beautiful. I am confident, I am eloquent. And I believe I have all the qualities of a crowned queen. This platform is very big, and it is going to help me help my people and the whole country.”
Afua is a student at Knutsford University studying Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management.
She was born in the capital city where she has always felt a deep connection with her roots in her hometown, Konkonuru, a town in the Aburi traditional area; She likes singing, cooking and reading extensively.
Afua won the Face of Oyoko Methodist Senior High School and Face of High School Ghana in 2018. The two-time beauty queen is very confident that she has the crown locked down.
“I believe in myself. I am confident in my trust that I can make it. It is not the first time that I am contesting for a beauty pageant. And each time I am determined to do something, I make sure I get it done. And every beauty pageant I have contested in, I emerge as the winner. And this inspires and motivates me to do more. So I trust and believe in myself that I am taking the crown home. There is no way I would be evicted. Crown or nothing,” she concluded.