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Otumfuo: Chiefs cannot be blamed for galamsey activities

Chiefs cannot be charged with encouraging the growth of unlawful mining, according to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, because licenses are granted without consulting traditional authority.

He also questioned the security services’ abject failure to stop the nation’s unlawful mining.

The Asantehene acknowledged the economic motivations behind illicit mining operations, but he asserts that these should not take precedence over the destruction of the ecosystem.

When Virginia E. Palmer, the US ambassador to Ghana, paid him a visit at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, he made the statements.

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