May 27, 2023
After praying for the Cedi some years ago, Ghanaian clergy pray at galamsey site to curb menace

The Chairman for the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has called for a political will and multifaceted solution to end illegal mining which is having a devastating effect on arable lands, farms and river bodies.

He spoke to the media after a tour of some minning sites in the Eastern Region by the Christian Ecumenical Bodies in the Country.


The tour by the Clergy was to observe and have first hand information on the level of devastation of lands and water bodies as a result of illegal mining activities.

The men of God sang patrotic songs and prayed at one of the mining sites to ask for God’s forgiveness on behalf of pepatrators destroying the land and river bodies through galamsey.

Notable among the clergy who visited the sites were the immediate past Chairman of the Christian Council, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye and Presiding Chairman of the Assemblies of God ,Rev Dr. Paul Frimpong Manso.


Chairman for the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Nyamekye, pointed out that, “leadership failure results in people taking the law into their own hands. If leaders are not doing what they are supposed to do, then people would take the law into their own hands. So I am calling on our leaders to lead.”

He added, “somebody must control these young men in the galamsey industry. Somebody would have to educate them and they would stop. But when there is no leadership, then things go wayward.”

OnuaOnline’s Yvonne Neequaye reports Apostle Eric Nyamekye suggested some solutions to help curb the menace.


“Some people are not willing, those people have to be sought for, sit them down and cause them to be willing. But human beings there is nothing we can’t destroy or build,” he said.

“Now that we have destroyed this, there is a way for us to build. If we sit down and put our mind to it, we will build it. It seems a complex approach to deal with. The approach should be multifaceted,” he strongly believed.

This is the second time Ghanaian clergy have prayed for a national phenomenon that required leadership, commitment, will power, fiscal discipline and reason to resolve after Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams prayed for the Ghana Cedi some years ago to stop depreciating.

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