Professor Bruce Banoeng-Yakubo, the Chief Director at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, has said public sector workers have no justification to continue accusing politicians as being responsible for their non-performance.
He said government was investing a lot of resources into the public sector to help bring about its development and could not be blamed if such programmes and policies failed to yield positive results.
Prof Banoeng-Yakubo said this during the inauguration of a five member District Mining Committee for the Wa Municipal, where he noted that, “we have no moral justification to sit down and point hands at politicians for not doing the work that parliament have mandated us to do”.
He appealed to public sector workers to strive harder for the benefit of the nation and avoid shifting blames.
Prof Banoeng-Yakubu asked the five member District Mining Committee, Chaired by the Wa Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha, to work hard to support the District Minerals Commission to halt the activities of illegal miners in the Municipality.
Alhaji Amidu Sulemana, the Upper West Regional Minister, said the rate at which illegal mining was spreading, posed a great threat to both the environment and human survival, and that, the institution of the Committee was timely and would help regulate their activities.
Mr Putiaha said illegal mining was a major concern in the municipality and promised that he and the Committee would work hard with relevant stakeholders to achieve their mandate.