Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has opened the 2nd Regional Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining and Deforestation in Tamale today.
He reiterated calls for national dialogue to avert the looming danger arising from the uncontrolled exploitation of the country’s natural resources.
He added that Ghana has beautiful and majestic rivers and streams, saying “unfortunately, today, there is not much to celebrate about our water bodies and wildlife habitats because of unacceptable mining and logging practices and other drivers of deforestation.”
The call for national dialogue, the Vice President maintained, is to enable the country to have a national consensus on sustainable methods of using the minerals and forest resources of our country without appealing to partisanship.
Issues relating to the exploitation of the country’s natural resources are aspects of national life that must be insulated from partisan politics.