Anti-Galamsey crusader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Manso Nkwanta Constituency of the Ashanti Region, Hon Albert Joseph Quarm claims to have personally funded the fight against illegal mining activities in parts of the country from his own resources.
“I can remember at least spending five million Ghana Cedis from my own pocket in fighting galamsey in my constituency alone not to talk of those in other areas”, he revealed on Abusua FM’s” Abusua Nkoma” on Monday.
“Manso Nsiana community where I hail from in my constituency nobody has been able to mine illegally there because I spent a lot of money to prevent the locals and Chinese nationals from doing it”, the lawmaker revealed.
“It is not only my community and constituency alone I have to protect. ………..I felt like doing it across the entire region and in the whole country”, the Environmental Miner and Land Reclamation Expert told host of the show Kwame Adinkra.
The MP who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Prof. Qualm Publication reiterated that as a mining expert, he is not against mining rather will not support the illegal ones reiterating his resolve to fight any activity causing pollution to the environment.
“You cannot influence me with money to stop doing what is good. …some have tried bribing me so I will not continue the fight. …I am going to expose them if try it second time”, the MP warned.