Kofi Michel & Ernest Adu
Chief of Akyem-Dome, Barima Amoako ll has waged war against a group of media practitioners in the Fanteakwa South District over ‘Galamsey’ reportage in his town.
He has vowed he would not allow the media to ‘destroy what he termed the source of livelihood (illegal mining) for his subjects’ at Dome.
It was a tough battle between Nana and some youth at Dome who backed the media to go on with their duty over the weekend; so government will hear them.
Nana was caught on record exchanging punitive words with a Youth Leader and dared the media to go anywhere close to River Akrasu where the illegal mining is happening.
According to the youth, it was fast time government and stakeholders heard their wobbles in difficult times as these when coronavirus hanged on everyone’s shoulders.
A young man at Dome Mr Adu said, “Please, if there is anything you can do for government to hear our cry and come to our aid, we are ready to protect you Journalists.
“We are in a time when water has become even basically necessary to everyone globally and some few wicked people have allowed selfishness and greediness to encompass them.”
Mr Adu lamented that their cocoa farms and other farmlands as well as their water bodies are been destroyed by activities the illegal miners in the Area.
The people added if nothing is done to salvage their situation they would do nothing than to take the laws into their own hands and make sure they stop anyone who engage in illegal mining by all means possible.