Popular actor and seasoned farmer, John Dumelo has revealed that if ‘galamsey’ activities aren’t curtailed very soon, we will start importing foodstuffs in Ghana.
John Dumelo made these remarks during an interview with Amansan Krakye on Kastle FM when he was asked about the consequences of galamsey activities on farming in Ghana.
He answered “When you look at the way galamsey activities are destroying our forest lands it’s a threat to farming and food production in Ghana.
“Our forest reserve have to be protected because if we don’t do so very soon we will start importing the likes of yam, cassava, okro, plantain into this country,” he remarked.
John Dumelo stated “Right now some people will say that the situation isn’t so alarming but if we don’t take care in the next ten years we will be importing foodstuffs because we’ve used all our lands for galamsey”.
Galamsey, derived from the phrase “gather them and sell”, is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining and such workers are known as orpailleurs in neighboring Francophone nations.
Source: Amansan Krakye (kastlefmonline.com)