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EAST AKIM: Atta Akyea lauds MCE’s good works

Atta Akyea  

The Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa South Constituency, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea has lauded the MCE for East Akim Municipal Assembly (Simon Peter Asirifi) for his level headedness in managing the municipality.

He commended him for his readiness to share ideas with all stakeholders without biases especially with known political opponents like himself – Atta Akyea, adding that it shows the MCE’s preparedness to enhance development in the municipality.

He described him as a politician whose interest is to achieve results by liaising with various interest groups provided it results in adding value to the lives of the people in the municipality.

Hon. Atta Akyea made the commendation at the Second Ordinary Meeting held in the assembly.

Touching on the issue of galamsey operations in the municipality, Hon. Atta Akyea expressed frustration at the development considering its effect on the people and the environment.

He dumped the blame on the doorstep of the chiefs and traditional leaders as well as land owners who he noted as promoting this unfortunate situation in the municipality.

According to him “nobody can walk into the municipality and engage in galamsey operations without the approval of the chiefs or land owners.”

Other contributory factors are people who crave for money without recourse of the consequences on the health of the people in the society and the environment in general, the MP added.

He therefore appealed to the chiefs and leaders to desist from assisting or promoting illegal galamsey activities while calling on the government to act decisively in dealing with those found culpable because it has become a security issue.

He also indicated that some of these illegal activities have made the Birim River so polluted that it cannot be treated for use describing it as a shameful situation.

Dominic Shirimori/Ghanadistricts.com

Posted: 15-Nov
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