illegal mining activities have cause a great harm,? to the environment ?This is because most? of the minerals are found in rivers and its environs,and as a result,the mining companies do blast the the river environs to get access to the targeted minerals,without caring about the effects and dangers it may? have on trees,birds,animals,and even individuals in the various mining communities.
Sometimes the release of toxic substances into the rivers,causes a lot of diseases to many people,especially those who fish from it.
Deforestation,also includes the damages mining causes to the environment.Its involves the clearing of the forest leading to cutting down of trees,to enable the miners accomplish their mission,of extracting minerals.
Therefore,it is no doubt that,mining activities indeed causes a lot of damages not only to the environment,but individuals as well.
On the other hand,illegal miners do not put in any measures to safeguard them from? taking risk.With the fact that the illegal miners are mostly unskillful,they also uses unprotected tools and equipments and as a result,serve as a threat to the nation.
Therefore,for the mining sectors to be successful,there is the need for them to make sure that,they perform their social responsibilities towards the various communities in which they operate,as a means of compensation to them,in return of the resources being taken from them. Provisions of facilities such as schools,hospitals,good roads,markets,electricity and others,will not only improve upon the developmental projects in the various mining communities,but the nation as a whole.
From Frank Owusu Obimpeh
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