Sefwi Amoaya Youth Vandalize Chief’s Palace Over His Involvement In Galamsey
Some irate youth of Sefwi Amoaya in the Bodi District of Western North Region have attacked the community’s Chief Palace and opinion leaders over involvement in illegal mining activities in his traditional jurisdiction. The chief of Sefwi Amoaya, Nana Bukure Asiedu II, and the assemblyman for the community were also part of the
leaders targeted on the Monday 8th March 2022 protect attack in the Amoaya. The angry youth destroyed the chief’s palace and his Toyota Highlander car. Provision shop belonging to the assemblyman of the community and other properties of the unit committee chairman was also not spared in the violent protest. Intervention
of armed Police personnel deployed by the Western North Regional Minister managed to call angry youth to order while protecting to save river and forest reserves in the area for further attack by the miners. Addressing the irate residents of the Sefwi Amoaya, the Regional Minister, Richard Ebbah Obeng, also ordered culprits
involved in illegal mining on river Amoaya to put their activities to an end. While condemning the attack, Mr. Obeng said the government is strongly against mining in river bodies and forest reserves. He condemned the youth for using violence in raising a genuine concern and advised them to use the appropriate means to seek redress of issues affecting the community development
and sustainability. Meanwhile, the angry youth insist they were fighting for their security in the interest of the community. They assured the regional minister until the issue of illegal mining is also checked in the area, they cannot assure the government and security agencies of furthermore attacks for the sustainability of Amoaya community and its environs.