Ghanaian MP cautions communities against shielding illegal Chinese miners

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Illegal mining involving Ghanaians and Chinese is ongoing at Obuasi

A Ghanaian Member of Parliament in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Joe Osei Wusu, has asked mining communities to desist from shielding ?illegal? Chinese small-scale miners, local media reported here Tuesday.

The Chinese illegal miners at Obuasi - Anwona ready for their pork meals
The Chinese illegal miners at Obuasi – Anwona ready for their pork meals

However, a leading member of the small-scale miners association, Eric Kofi Rivers, told Starr News that the locals would not report their Chinese counterparts, as he did not consider their activities as illegal.

?If a foreigner has mining equipment and a small-scale miner helps him, there is no law in this country which is against that?the mining law doesn?t tell anybody that if you have a [mining] equipment don?t help anybody,? Rivers said. Enditem. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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