Residents of Atronsu, in the Bibiani Anwiaso Bekwai Municipality in the Western North area, have gone to the extreme to register their pleasure about illegal mining (galamsey) in their community.
They went ahead to curse President Nana Akufo Addo, Alfred Obeng-Boateng, their member of parliament, and everyone else in a position of power who is driving the agenda.
Voicing their discontent with the changes taking place on the streets On December 1, 2022, the youth claimed that community mining was actually a covert scam and that they wouldn’t stand by while their lands and water sources were destroyed.
They have also cast curses on anyone who dared enter their territory and engage in any glitzy activities.
The youth expressed their discontent with the proposal and stated that they desire other employment options besides galamsey.
One of the protestors who spoke with Onua News said “Nana Addo, you said you came for the poor but now you want to take our daily.bread from us. Our forefathers knew there was gold in our land but they never did galamsey. Chairman Wontumi, you and your children are eating and drinking in Kumasi yet you want our land to be used for galamsey.”
“Nana Addo, you told us to get ourselves involved in Planting for Food and Jobs. You gave us oil palm and cocoa seedlings and if after planting them you want them to be cleared, then what’s the sense in the investment you made.
“Our MP Alfred Obeng-Boateng, you also gave me some seedlings and the very place I planted my oil palm is where you’re asking them to come and mine. In simple terms, we don’t want any community mining, galamsey or whatever it is called,” another youth entreated.