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The Forestry Commission reports that cases involving Chinese individuals are being dropped because there aren't enough interpreters available.
The Forestry Commission reports that cases involving Chinese individuals are being dropped because there aren't enough interpreters available.

Galamsey: The Forestry Commission claims cases involving the Chinese people dismissed due to a shortage of interpreters

The Forestry Commission reports that cases involving Chinese individuals are being dropped because there aren’t enough interpreters available. This lack of interpreters is hindering the judicial process and preventing these cases from moving forward.

As a result, it is crucial for authorities to address this issue in order to ensure fair and efficient legal proceedings for all individuals involved.

The Greater Accra Forestry Commission has disclosed that cases involving Chinese illegal miners also known as ‘galamsey’ are thrown out for lack of interpreters in the courts.

Ghana police and soldiers at Galamsey sites
Ghana police and soldiers at Galamsey sites

The Deputy Accra Regional Manager of the Forestry Commission, George Agbenowoshi disclosed this during a tree planting exercise in Accra as part of activities to mark the Green Ghana Day.

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“Issues of cases that have been over years without being addressed, issues of mining involving Chinese that it takes an interpreter to interpret the language in the Chinese language. We find it difficult to get an interpreter therefore such cases are thrown out of the court as a result of that,” Mr. Agbenowoshi stated.

According to him, there are other issues that hamper the activities in the sector such as timely of funds.

“We also have issues with the timely release of funds for forest development activities including plantation activities in our sector,” he added.

The Forestry Commission reports that cases involving Chinese individuals are being dropped because there aren't enough interpreters available.
The Forestry Commission reports that cases involving Chinese individuals are being dropped because there aren’t enough interpreters available.

Sources: StarrFMonline.com

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