The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South-East in the Ashanti Region, Mr Joseph Agyeman Dapaah has disclosed that the introduction of the Community Mining Scheme would inure to reduction of crime rate among youth in the country.
To the DCE, the Community Mining Scheme would go a long way to create jobs for thousands of unemployed youth and eschew them from perpetuating crimes.
He made the statement when he was speaking at the ceremony to launch the Adukrom Community Mining Project on Friday August 20, 2021.
He said, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led administration in its effort to fight galamsey and safeguard the environment from distruction have introduced Community Mining Scheme.
The Adukrom Community Mining Project was officially launched by a Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency, Mr George Mireku Duker.
The DCE for Ahafo Ano South-East was thankful to President Akufo-Addo for choosing Adukrom as one of the piloted communities for the gold mining project.
He advised the miners to abide by rules and regulations governing their activities at the mining sites.
He further commended Cardinal Resources Ghana Limited for ceding part of their concession to smaller mining companies in the District.
The programme attracted a lot dignitaries including; the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima Nwabiagya North, Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Minerals Commission, Mr Martin Ayisi,
and District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South-West, Mr Patrick Adusei.
The rest were Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ahafo Ano, Mrs Martina Appiah-Nyantakyi, District Coordinating Director of Ahafo Ano South-East, Mr Kaleem Abdallah Adam, Technical Director of Minerals Commission,Mr Peter Awuah, Chief Inspector of Mines, Mr Richard Kofi Adjei , Head of Small-Scale Mining, Mr Nelson Ahedor, heads of departments in the Ahafo Ano South-East District and traditional leaders.
The programme was chaired by Nana Awuah Gyau, Gyasihene of Sabronum.
Nana thanked the government for choosing the area as one of its pilot projects but was quick to appeal for upgrading of Sabronum Clinic to a Polyclinic to aid in quality and efficient health delivery.
Thomas Awuah, Adukrom