"I have said and will continue to say – mining is an essential feature of our economic life. We have always mined here in Ghana. Akufo-Addo cannot stop mining activity. What he can do, and is trying to do, is to put in place measures that will ensure, like our forefathers and ancestors did, that mining does not destroy our landscape or pollute our water bodies. Already, some of our rivers are regaining some of their purity." President Akufo-Addo at NPP Confab