Danger looms Konongo Odumase to cave in due to illegal mining

Leaders in Konongo Odumase have complained that efforts to stop the menace have proved futile

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

There are fears that the Konongo Odumase municipality will soon cave in due to illegal mining activities.

Most residents have turned their homes into mining pits in search of raw gold and other precious minerals. Leaders in the community have complained that efforts to stop the menace have proved futile.

An opinion leader, Nana Asante speaking on Starr FM said the situation is worrying.

“In fact it is very disturbing. One day it might cave in and nobody knows what will happen. We have been advising them to stop mining in the houses because that is dangerous. You tell them during the day. In the night you can't go there because you are not secured. We are not secured at all”.

Nana Asante further bemoaned that security agencies in the area have not been up to the task to deal with the menace.

The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Kwabena Mintah Akandor, has however given a directive to security agencies that all those mining in their homes should be arrested.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 In Nigeria Statue of Prez Akufo-Addo to be unveiledbullet
2 Recruitment Police, other security agencies would be recruiting soon –...bullet
3 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment screeningbullet
4 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
5 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
6 GAF Recruits without BECE certificate will be sacked - Ghana...bullet
7 SCOAN TB Joshua relocating church to Israelbullet
8 Illegal Drugs Ghana leads Africa in marijuana use; ranks...bullet
9 Assault OccupyGhana demands justice for lady stripped...bullet
10 Special Ring Saga God has empowered me more than the...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
2 Video Koforidua river mysteriously turns Biblical Blood Redbullet
3 Video Gabby Otchere-Darko, Citi FM MD heckled in New Yorkbullet

News