The recently enthroned Offinso Manhene, Nana Dwamena Akenten II, has issued a stern warning to chiefs within the area, cautioning them against participating in sand mining activities.
The announcement came during his first official meeting, underscoring his commitment to addressing environmental concerns and upholding the sanctity of traditional lands.
“Henceforth, any chiefs that are heard or seen engaging in sand mining will face dethronement. I will not tolerate any chief involved in the destruction of our land.
Our rivers are being depleted, affecting our ecosystem and the livelihoods of our people. This is a call to action for all of us to join hands in putting an end to these destructive practices,” he added.
The unauthorized extraction of sand from riverbeds and other areas has not only raised environmental concerns but has also been linked to various social and economic challenges.
During the meeting, the Offinso Manhene expressed his disappointment and frustration over the actions of some chiefs who have been involved in sand mining activities.
He emphasized the need for collective responsibility in preserving the environment and protecting the community’s resources for future generations.