The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Samuel George has stated that the government should bring back the firing squad in the fight against galamsey to execute people who are engaging in illegal mining known as galamsey.
According to Sam George, President Akuffo Addo has failed in the fight against galamsey because he was not committed to deal with government appointees engaged in galamsey.
Speaking in an interview with Joy Fm monitored by Ghtimesonline.com, Sam Goerge said “Galamsey activity has destroyed our lands and water bodies and very soon my children and your children will not have potable water to drink. Today we are even struggling to get potable water to drink”.
“I don’t care the person’s political party. If the person is an NDC party member or national executive of the NDC, the government should arrest the person and jail him or her. I believe that for the first time we should actually have the firing squad to execute those engaging in illegal mining” Sam George explained.
Sam George added that “Today we are importing everything and due to galamsey activity, Ghana will import water by 2020 because galamseyers have destroyed all our water bodies.
“The president must act and deal drastically with the people engaging in galamsey. Chinese Ambassador insulted Ghanaians and I clapped for him because a Chinese cannot enter Ghana without a Visa from a Ghanaian official. What due diligence did you do before you grant the Chinese people visa to enter Ghana?”
Sam George revealed that Ghana is the country with the 2nd highest population of Chinese on the Africa continent saying over 700, 000 are residents in Ghana.