Minster Designate for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, has vowed to use technology to manage the country’s waste emanating from water pollution.
He made this comment while speaking to the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday 19th February 2021.
Environmental activities such as galamsey has polluted most water bodies in some communities in the country.
Asked how he will deal with water pollution resulting from environmental activities such as galamsey, Kwaku Afriyie, noted that there will be the need to enforce the laws as far as the management of waste is concerned.
With special regard to the management of liquid waste in the mining areas, he said there is the need to educate the people, assess the technology being used and give the needed training to those involved.
” I don’t think there’s a silver bullet to solve this issue we have to enforce the laws as far as the management of waste is concerned, with special regard to the management of liquid waste in the mining areas. We have to educate the people while we assess the technology being used and the training given to those involved. If the law permits people to be wayward, I will come to Parliament so that the necessary gaps are plugged. If obsolete equipment is being used then obviously, that technology will have to be changed”, he told the appointment Committee.
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