Sad news as 46-year-old woman drowns in a galamsey pit

Information reaching confirms that 46-year-old woman, Afua Lucy Amponsah has drowned in a galamsey pit at Manso Domenase in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.

The incident which occurred yesterday, Tuesday, September 15, 2020,  has been confirmed by National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).

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According to Operations Director of (NADMO) for the area, Joseph Appiah-Kubi, it was a phone call from the Assembly of the district that prompted the organization of the tragic event.

He noted that a team of officers from both the Ghana Police Service and NADMO were deployed to the scene of the incident.

“When we went there, we found out that Maame Afua Amponsah was in the mining pit.”

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He further noted that the body of the deceased is at St. Martins Hospital morgue at Agroyesum and the police are currently investigating into the matter

Mr Appiah-Kubi also revealed that persons were still engaging in illegal mining also known as galamsey even after the government banned the activity.

He explained that: “We have recalcitrant people in the world as well as in Ghana here. Government has put in interventions on banning these illegal activities to avert this situation, but still, people don’t want to understand what is going on. And so this woman went to the place where she met her death at an uncovered mining pit dug by these illegal operators and she went there for galamsey activities.”