Sad news hits teachers as workaholic headmaster dies; the cause of his death is shocking
A 47-year-old Assistant Headmaster of Mpatasie D/A Junior High School in the Ashanti Region’s Amansie South District died after falling into a mining hole.
According to officials, Akwasi Anane was on his way to his mining concession about 9 p.m. on Tuesday (October 4) when the event occurred.
According to reports, the dead tripped and fell into one of the abandoned mining shafts. After a rescue effort, his body was quickly removed from the muck.
However, he was pronounced dead at the site. Amansie South District Coordinator for the National Disaster Management Organization, Edward Oduro Nsiah, verified the news to dailymailgh.com.
“Because he is a teacher and also has a concession, he arrived to the site extremely late.” He stood on top of the pit , slid and fell into it while attempting to take a step. “His body has been placed in Agroyesum’s St. Martin’s Hospital,” Nsiah stated.
“The war against galamsey isn’t working. For example, in Amansie South, over 80% of the indigenous people are involved in illicit mining. We have lost at least six lives in different areas in the previous two months, which is quite concerning,” he continued.
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, who has previously visited the mining sites in the Amansie South enclave, is still astounded by the extent of environmental harm caused by illegal miners and has stated that the government would continue to send the military to combat such operations.
“It should be perplexing to all of us as citizens, policymakers, and stakeholders in this fight how an operation like this in the heart of the forest and far-flung areas of our country can go on without notice by police, chiefs, local political leadership, assembly people, the District Chief Executive, and even the inspectorate division of the minerals commission here,” Mr. Jinapor said.