Chinese involvement in illegal mining has become rampant over the last decade with some blaming them for the proliferation of heavy machinery in illegal small-scale mining and the escalation of pollution in major water bodies.
But media reports reveal that Ghana is practically begging China to help in the fight against Chinese nationals who are contributing to the destruction of its environment through illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.
Recently, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, held an emergency meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, and the Mayor of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Province, to discuss how they could collectively deal with the role of Chinese nationals in the illegal mining menace in Ghana.
The meeting saw the Minister ostensibly woo support from the Chinese to fight illegal mining as he concluded by saying, “we are begging you to help us address this particular difficulty that we are having.”
Surprisingly, it seems the minister’s plea is yielding unthinkable results. The video below shows how some Chinese have decided to shun the galamsey business in Ghana, returned to their country, and have embraced with all enthusiasm what looks like the Ghanaian’s chop bar business.
The video below will amaze you…