Founder and Leader of New Jerusalem Chapel (NJC), Bishop Dr. JY Adu has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to allow illegal miners to fully resume their operation to avoid more deaths in 2021.
According to Bishop JY Adu who revealed this in his end-of-year prophetic service, there is nothing President Akufo–Addo can do to stop people from engaging in illegal mining (galamsey) hence he has to give in his fight against it.
“Tell the President that, he should allow people to do mining because they will do it by all means. He must therefore put in place good policies and measures and allow everyone to mine”, Bishop JY Adu revealed in his prophecy to usher the New Year 2021.
“If he fails, there would be more conflicts, demonstrations, litigation, and people are going to die”, he added.
Bishop JY Adu further revealed that government’s effort to protect water bodies in the country can be achieved without placing a ban on galamsey.
“He (Akufo- Addo) can protect the rivers, but he cannot protect lands, however, if he makes good policies and allows people to mine, there will be peace”, he added.
The famous man of God also cautioned people in the mining sector saying: “many of them are going to be killed in mining pits so they have to be cautious”.
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In the early months of the year 2017 after being sworn in as President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo waged war against illegal mining amidst the notion of reclaiming damaged natural resources of the country especially water bodies.
The fight which had since not yielded the result the country wanted as suggested by many was also a major campaign promise by the NPP in the 2016 elections campaign.