A Sunyani -based journalist, Kofi Oppong Asamoah, otherwise known as KOA, has taken steps to add up to the numerous campaigns against illegal mining operations in the country to save water bodies.
His campaign which includes a walk from Sunyani to Tanoso in the Tano North District with his colleagues at Sky FM is expected to bring on board employees from some corporate and Government institutions within the Sunyani Municipality.
“Government is you and I. Those we see as government are those we have elected to represent us and make decisions on our behalf, so if we want them to do everything for us, we would have a long way to go to see our country prosper.
We have to be a part of the solutions to our national problems and that is the main motive behind this campaign”, he said in an interview with Sunyani – based Radio B.A.R on Saturday.
The Sky FM Big Breakfast Show host on Saturday went to Tanoso to assess the rate at which the Tano river that serves as a source of drinking water for Sunyani and it’s environs has been polluted.
In an interview with Sky FM’s Henryson Okrah, KOA said the river was drying up and had lost its quality due to the mining activities along its bank.
Bemoaning on the state of Tano, he revealed that: “I don’t want it to dry up before we do something about it. This is why I have petitioned the Minister of the Region and the members of parliament for the two constituencies in Sunyani to help save our only river. ”
Mr Asamoah also apealled to residents of Sunyani and its surroundings to join him walk on Saturday, April 29, 2017, to campaign and create an awareness that the only river the Ghana Water Company Limited relies on to serve majority of the people in the Brong Ahafo Region is under threat by galamsey activities, which needs to be stopped with immediate effect.
The hash tags for the campaign are #Killgalamseynow and #KOAWalksforTano..