The galamsey menace continues to worsen inexorably each day that we treat the galamseyers with kid gloves. To achieve utmost effectiveness in the fight against galamsey, the strategy, tactics and methods must be analogous to that of guerilla warfare and counterinsurgency.
Thus, repression, military and paramilitary action, and certain human rights abuses must be somewhat justified before we are able to subdue and crush the cartels. Burning of excavators is right. China has commenced its maiden exportation of cocoa to Europe. The same European Union is contemplating to ban cocoa export from Ghana because of galamsey activities.
Many of these same Chinese guys are causing the galamsey menace in Ghana. This is an attempt by the some to collapse our cocoa business, destroy our environment and render Ghanaians poor and useless!
Should we all sit unconcerned for this plot by these galamseyers to manifest in the near future? Certainly no. The military of the nation have risen to oppose this diabolic plan by these criminals. This is the time to fight for our future generations. it is our responsibility to continue and fight for economic & environmental independence.
The chief of defense staff Rear Admiral Seth Amoama visited the troops, interacted with them and assured them of his support. He opined that " the military is ready to protect the territorial integrity of Ghana. "
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