It is unfortunate how our water bodies have all been destroyed by the activities of the illegal-miners. Many years back, both in the village and in the urban cities, one could fetch from a stream, river or any flowing water a palm full to settle one’s thirst.
Greed has kissed the face of the Ghanaian youth and some foreign nationals like the Chinese, leaving the whole country in disarray. My fear is, Ghana may soon and possibly import water from our neighboring countries or as far as Europe and Asia.
I asked a question: Where did we go wrong as a Country? So, until when shall we continue to borrow our sorrow from tomorrow?
In no particular order, our Leaders have failed us. Many of them saw this from afar, but did nothing about it. According to the King of Asante, Otumfour Osei Tutu II, a large number of the people in power know the problem of the galamsey and are directly involved. Is this our way of fighting the crime? Authorities must bow down their big heads in shame.
The immediate past Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku Constituency, Hon. Bernard Okoe Boye, has revealed in a revelation on ‘Good Morning Ghana’ on Metro television that, Ghana, in the next 10 to 15 years, if not careful, may be on dialysis.
The Former MP, issued this treat when he appeared on Dr. Randy Abbey’s show this morning. He stated the damaging effect of dangerous chemicals our water bodies are exposed to especially, the continuing use of mercury in galamsey operations.
According to him, every Ghanaian should be worried and concerned about the current happenings in the country. The fight against galamsey is legitimate and should be embraced. He added.
We do not know which part of the country, our foods produce comes from. And we don not know if the chemical mercury is in the soil where the food grows. Food items sold in our Ghanaian market are all exposed to these dangerous and deadly chemicals.
“In the next 10 to 15 years, if we are not careful, all of us, including you, will be on dialysis because heavy metals are the surest way to get us kidney disease” He said.
I know most people and some elites do not drink from the taps in our homes, but the food they buy from restaurants are made with tap water” He stated.
According to research, bathing with mercury-contaminated tap water, may cause some health implications and skin diseases. We entreat everyone to join the government in the campaign of Operation stop Galamsey fight. He concluded.