The general overseer of the Royal Chapel of the Fountain of Grace, Apostle Ekow Ansah Aggrey condemned galamsey activities in parts of the country leading to the destruction of waterways and arable land.
He therefore called on Ghanaians to end this practice and find alternative livelihoods.
Apostle Ansah Aggrey, who said this in a sermon during a Sunday religious service in Takoradi on the theme “You are the salt and the light of the world”, said that the pollution of waterways by the activities of Galamsey was a cause for concern as mercury and cyanide was a toxin for fish consumed in polluted waterways.
Apostle Ansah Aggrey said that as the salt of the Earth it is the responsibility of believers to preserve the natural environment and that some cocoa farmers are selling their farmland for galamsey activities due to the obsession with the money.
“Some land intended for cultivation is also degraded beyond reclamation.”
The Gospel minister said that although people tend to blame foreigners in the galamsey business, most Ghanaians were immersed in the galamsey threat.
He said that while the Western world generally planned ahead for the third and fourth generations and would always conserve resources for generations to come, African countries were only selfish and did not think about unborn generations.
Apostle Ansah Aggrey called on the government to take action to address galamsey canker.