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Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) Monday, appealed to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to grant Ghana specialised funds to fight illegal mining and its related problems on cocoa production and environmental resources.

Prof. Frimpong Boateng said Ghana needed extra funds to execute a comprehensive strategic programme that would effectively deal with illegal mining, water pollution, unstable cocoa production, land degradation, deforestation and disposal of plastic waste.

He explained that the nine million US dollars granted by GEF (Star Allocation) every four years was inadequate to resolve the major environmental challenges Ghana faced today.

The Minister was speaking at an Environmental Developmental meeting, in Accra, between the Ministry with its agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and a delegation from the GEF.

Source: GNA

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