Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has insisted government did the right thing by burning excavators in its fight against ‘galamsey’.
Speaking on PM Express the minister said he relied heavily on the President’s decision regarding the steps to take to curb “galamsey”.
“First of all, I don’t regret any of it at all. I am not too sure we are in the realm of regretting or not regretting. I’m not also too sure we are in the realm of high-handedness or not. It is just a question of the state and its government, enforcing the laws of our country to preserve the environment.
“The President set the pace and I relied on his reasoning heavily. The legal reasoning the president gave is sound and totally tenable and I did give a thorough legal justification for the action of government in this respect.
“The constitution is clear that the state has a duty to preserve the environment of our country for posterity,” he said on Tuesday.