The Coordinator of the National Alternative Employment and Livelihood Programme (NAELP), Dr Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor, has announced that the organisation has reclaimed about 1000 hectares of land in Ashanti, Eastern and Western North Regions.
Dr Donkor said this when the Advisory Board of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) paid a visit to NAELP on Monday in Accra.
This remarkable achievement reflects the NAELP’s commitment to not only restoring the environment but also improving the lives of individuals involved in illegal mining.
“NAELP has made incredible strides by employing over 110,000 workers, with a substantial portion of this workforce being women”, she added.
On his part, the Board Chairman of the MLNR, Nana Prah Agyensaim, stated the visit to the NAELP was to review the ongoing activities of the programme, evaluate the achievements that had been attained and address any challenges obstructing the path to future success.
Nana Prah Agyensaim VI lauded the achievements of NAELP and encouraged it to continue striving towards meeting its targets.
He highlighted the often-overlooked lifestyle that accompanies mining and called for a paradigm shift, advocating that individuals be encouraged to engage in sustainability ventures that ensure their holistic well-being.
Joyce Adwoa Animia Ocran, ISD