Pressure on Ghanaian government to clamp down on Illegal miners

According to Nana Boakye-Yiadom, Deputy Director of News Programming at CitiFM in Accra, Ghana, more than half of Ghana's water bodies have been polluted by illegal gold mining, creating serious problems for the country.

He says the aquatic life has died due to the illegal mining.

They have these machines which dig deep into the river bank and comes up with gold...

Nana Boakye-Yiadom, Deputy Director of News Programming at CitiFM in Accra

Boakye-Yiadom claims a syndicate of Indians is behind this. They bring in Chinese people who, in turn, recruit poor Ghanaians who will do anything for money, he says.

He says the illegal mining is also haveing a negative impact on the cocoa farms.

There is a lot of pressure on the new government to do something about this ....

Nana Boakye-Yiadom, Deputy Director of News Programming at CitiFM in Accra

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