Research And Produce Lasting Solutions For Illegal Mining – Chief Tells KNUST Faculty | Social



The Chief of Asakyire, Nana Osei Mensah Bonsu, has charged the School of Renewable Pure Sources (FRNR) on the Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Know-how (KNUST) to analysis into unlawful mining and assist proffer lasting options to the menace.

In accordance with the chief, the School has impacted Ghana with the coaching of over 6,000 graduates and post-graduate pure useful resource managers who’re taking part in varied roles in Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries and water useful resource administration globally since its institution.

The Asakyire Chief’s request comes after the Minister for Lands and Pure Sources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, referred to as for collective effort within the struggle in opposition to unlawful mining popularly termed galamsey.

The Minister pressured that the galamsey struggle should be a nationwide one devoid of partisan politics.

“We can’t come to grips with these points in the event that they proceed to be politicized and exploited by political events for his or her private beneficial properties. It can’t be proper within the face of all of those challenges for opposition get together leaders to say, in the event you vote us into energy, we’ll launch all jailed unlawful miners and mean you can mine.

“Likewise, it can’t be proper if ruling get together leaders put their political or financial fortunes forward of this struggle. This struggle should be above partisan politics. It should be a nationwide struggle and it requires our collective efforts to win this noble wrestle of ours”, mentioned Mr Jinapor.

In response to the minister, Nana Osei Mensah Bonsu steered that “the Honourable Minister for Lands and Pure Sources has introduced all of the challenges…that is an anniversary of a Instructing and Analysis School…so the ball is in your court docket. You need to do analysis, come out together with your findings and options to the issues that the minister has elaborated.”

Whereas declaring his perception in FRNR, the chief added that “they need to work in the direction of that and are available out with findings, and a few recommendation to the federal government on these challenges. It’s everyone’s enterprise so we should always take that, work in the direction of it and as a school, we should always come out with the perfect.”

Nana Osei Mensah Bonsu was talking on the School of Renewable Pure Sources’ fortieth Anniversary celebration at KNUST on the theme “FRNR 40 Years of Coaching Pure Useful resource Managers: A New age For A New Focus”.

The Chief of Asakyire, who represented the Asantehene, in his opening remarks as Chairperson for the perform, additionally acknowledged that “the School of Renewable Pure Sources’ fortieth anniversary is a commemoration of excellent contribution to the event of mental minds on important problems with our time.”

He opined that pure useful resource administration is a key difficulty for the College and the nation including that “in fixing international local weather points, our pure sources such because the forests and waterbodies play an important position within the preservation of the ecosystem and biodiversity.”

Whereas encouraging pure useful resource managers to provide their greatest in guaranteeing the considered administration of the nation’s sources, the Chief referred to as on the federal government to offer the enabling surroundings for them to have the ability to ship on the conservation and sustainable administration of our pure sources.



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