Otumfuo, King Charles III To Collaborate To Reclaim Lands Destroyed By Galamsey

At the launch event of the 2023 Green Ghana Day in Kumasi, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II made a significant announcement regarding his collaboration with King Charles III of the United Kingdom.

The purpose of their partnership is to address the critical issue of land destruction caused by illegal mining activities, known as galamsey, in Ghana.

During his attendance at King Charles III’s coronation in London, the Asantehene engaged in private discussions with the King concerning land reclamation in Ghana.

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King Charles III, renowned for his strong commitment to afforestation, reforestation, and the global fight against climate change, expressed a willingness to collaborate with Otumfuo in the endeavor of reclaiming damaged lands.

Recognizing the urgency and importance of this matter, both leaders have decided to establish a joint technical team.

This team will consist of experts from both Ghana and the United Kingdom, who will work together to formulate a comprehensive policy and action plan for effective land reclamation efforts.

The Asantehene conveyed his deep appreciation for King Charles III’s dedication to environmental causes and his eagerness to assist Ghana in reclaiming and restoring the lands affected by galamsey.

Consequently, King Charles III has instructed his technical team to collaborate closely with Otumfuo’s team to ensure the success of this initiative.

The primary objective of this collaborative effort is to address the severe environmental consequences resulting from galamsey activities, which have caused extensive damage to Ghana’s land resources.

By reclaiming and rehabilitating these lands, the aim is to restore their ecological balance, promote sustainable land use practices, and safeguard the well-being of local communities.

The partnership between Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and King Charles III signifies the shared commitment of Ghana and the United Kingdom to combat the adverse effects of illegal mining and environmental degradation.

Their joint efforts to develop a policy for land reclamation are expected to yield significant benefits for Ghana, not only in terms of environmental preservation but also in terms of social and economic stability.

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