President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dissolved the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
IMCIM was established government to clamp down on illegal small mining also known as galamsey which was causing havoc to the country’s water resources and lands.
The Committee was headed by the former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng.
Joy News understands that the President has also decided to move the fight against illegal mining from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry.
Sources at the Jubilee House say the President will hold a national dialogue with all stakeholders in illegal mining popularly called galamsey.
At his last state of the nation address, the President called for a collective effort in the fight and the depoliticisation of discussions on galamsey.
This, according to him, will allow for a productive dialogue that will address the menace.
“We, who are leaders, owe it to the country to take the subject out of the party-political arena and have an honest conversation about this menace to our future.