Eco-Conscious Citizens urge protection for journalists exposing illegal mining in Ghana

Eco-Conscious Citizens urge protection for journalists exposing illegal mining in Ghana

On World Press Freedom Day, the Eco-Conscious Citizens environmental group is calling for protection for journalists who have risked their lives to expose the illegal mining crisis in Ghana.

The group says journalists have been targeted, threatened, and gagged for reporting on the issue, and are now urging the government to take action to safeguard their rights and freedoms.

Eco-Conscious Citizens founder and coordinator, Awula Serwah, says “Journalists have done their bit to expose the destruction caused by illegal mining, but now they need our protection. We must stand in solidarity with them and demand that those in power take action to address this critical issue.”

The group is also calling for investigations and prosecutions of high-profile individuals involved in illegal mining, regardless of their political affiliations.

According to the group, illegal mining is poisoning water bodies, destroying forests and farm lands, and causing health problems for communities.

They are urging citizens to take action to protect their environment and demand accountability from those in power.

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