Founder of Prophetic Hill Chapel Prophet Nigel Gaisie has expressed sadness at the Birim River’s pollution due to illegal mining otherwise known as galamsey.
He noted that the water had become ‘Choco Milo’ – milky brown as a result of the pollutants flowing into the water body in view of continuous mining activities.
He also lamented how illegal mining has taken over parts of the compound of his alma mater, the Abuakwa State College, where he had served as Senior Prefect nearly two decades ago.
“I was in Abusco(2003,Headboy)…I passed by, Galamsey has taken over our school compound towards Vegas Birim Is CHUCO’MILO…,” He wrote on social media after visiting his former school.
The issue of illegal mining remains a major concern as it continues to devastate lands and pollute water bodies in the country.
The Government’s numerous strategies to combat the cancer have not yielded much result as the illegal miners continue to ravage forests reserves and despoil the environment.