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General News of Monday, 1 May 2017


Bawumia commends Amewu on galamsey fight

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commended the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Mr. John Peter Amewu for the efforts employed in the fight against illegal mining popularly called galamsey.

He described him as a gem for his home region, Volta. The former deputy governor of the Central Bank said “John Peter Amewu is a gem, a gem of the Gbi state, he is a gem for the Volta Region and a gem of Ghana as a whole.”

He added: “The work that Peter Amewu is doing with Nana Akufo-Addo and the government is the work that you voted for Nana to do. So we ask the people of the Gbi State and the people of Ghana as a whole to continue praying for Nana Akuffo Addo and the government because we are going to do great things for this country.’’

He further stated that “The creation of this new economy that we have embarked on cannot be possible without the support of John Peter Amewu and the work he is doing and is going to do in the Ministry of Lands and Natural resources.”

The Vice President was addressing a gathering as a Special Guest at a ceremony held by the Gbi Traditional Area under the auspices of the Paramount Chief Togbega Gabusu, to honour John Peter Amewu on his ministerial appointment.

For his part, Togbega Gabusu commended John Peter Amewu for his hard work, and encouraged other natives of the land to emulate him.