The leadership of the Christian Ecumenical Bodies in Ghana is set to petition the government of Ghana on the devastating effect of illegal mining (Galamsey) on the nation.
This was contained in a press release issued on October 10, 2022 and signed on behalf of the various Christian leaders by Dr. Cyril Fayose, the General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG).
The petition to the presidency would be preceded by a press conference on Monday, October 17, 2022, to be jointly held by the Christian leaders at the Assemblies of God Church Head Office at Osu in Accra, to remind Ghanaians of their mandate to keep the environment and be responsible stewards of same (Genesis 2:15).
“It is our hope and prayer that Ghanaians will stand up against galamsey and preserve our environment from further destruction,” the statement read.
Galamsey has become a topical issue in Ghana in recent months following a resurgence in news reports on its continued negative impact on the environment, particularly the country’s water bodies.
Below is a copy of the statement: