The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Prof. Richard Kwasi Amankwah, has called on small-scale miners to abide by the laws governing the activity.
His comment comes in the wake of a national conversation on how to end galamsey activities which as caused devastating effects to lands and water bodies in the country.
“We train engineers to apply the mining skills and also take care of the environment. So any product of UMAT that goes out there will certainly mine well, be conscious of the environment and apply the basic principles of environmental stewardship”.
Speaking on the sidelines of the signing of an MoU between the University of Mines and Technology and METSO Minerals to train students of the institution, Prof. Richard Kwasi Amankwah said compliance to the mining laws would go a long way to preserve the environment.
“I want to believe that those destroying the environment are not from UMAT. If they were, they wouldn’t be doing what they are doing. For small-scale miners, they should be conscious of the laws in our country to bring out the right frame of environmental stewardship.”