Popular Ghanaian social media influencer, KalyJay with real name, Joshua Buernortey Boye-Doe has bemoaned the rate at which cocoa farms have been destroyed by the activities of illegal miners.
He asserted that the late Tetteh Quarshie who first brought cocoa to Ghana would be very upset in his grave seeing how his efforts have been undermined by some greedy people.
In a tweet on Friday, October 7, spotted by Modernghana News, the controversial influencer, described the country's leaders as failures.
“By now Tetteh Quarshie vex for in grave. All this stress to bring cocoa to Ghana only for people to ditch cocoa farming for Galamsey. Lmao wanna leaders have failed,” his tweet reads.
This follows the re-arrest of Chinese Galamsey Kingpin, Aisha Huang and the recent documentary titled "Destruction for Gold" by Multimedia Journalist Erastus Asare Donkor which revealed the alarming rate of polluted river bodies caused by illegal mining.
This prompted President Akufo-Addo to convene a meeting with the National House of Chiefs and MMDCEs on the galamsey threat on Wednesday, October 5 in Kumasi.
During the meeting, the President reaffirmed his willingness to combat illegal mining, urging the chiefs to support his vision. He also warned MMDCEs engaging in the act to desist from it or face the consequences when caught.
“If your explanation is not sound, meaningful or reasonable enough, the appropriate sanctions would be applied without any favour.”
“The constant allegations of MMDCEs being the conveyers of the illegal mining is not the best,” the President lamented.
He stressed that “there will be a severe punishment to anyone irrespective of your status.”