Galamsey Fight: Lands Minister Scheduled To Appear Before Parliament

The Leadership of Parliament is in discussions with the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to update the House on the ongoing fight against illegal mining also known as galamsey.

Deputy Majority Leader Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin said following ongoing discussions between the Leadership and the sector Minister, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, the House would be communicated of the date in due course.

“Mr Speaker, the Business Committee, proposes that minister responsible for Lands and Natural Resources appear to update the country on the ongoing fight against illegal mining also known as Galamsey,” the Deputy Majority Leader said.

Mr Afenyo Markin announced the proposed briefing on Friday in Parliament House, in Accra, when presenting the Business Statement for the Eighth Week of the current meeting of Parliament.

He added that it was the expectation the Minister would find an appropriate date for the briefing

As part of the schedule, Mr Afenyo-Markin said the Leadership was in discussions with the Administrators of the various statutory funds for the expeditious presentation of the disbursement formulae of funds for the consideration and approval of Parliament.

These statutory funds are the District Assemblies Common Fund, GETFund and the National Health Insurance Scheme.