The confession of an illegal miner in Ghana has revealed a shocking and disturbing practice involving the sacrifice of newborn babies on illegal mining (galamsey) sites in exchange for gold.
The anonymous miner disclosed that some illegal miners collaborate with nurses to procure newborn babies, whom they then sacrifice by cracking open their heads and using their blood for rituals at the mining sites. The belief is that these rituals will lead to increased gold production.
The miner explained that the babies’ blood is believed to have a mystical effect that causes the land to yield more gold, favoring those involved in the sacrifices. This practice reportedly extends to killing fellow miners as well, under the pretext of “natural acts” attributed to the earth.
The revelation has sparked outrage and condemnation on social media, with many calling for justice and measures to protect innocent lives. The illegal mining industry in Ghana, known as galamsey, has been a source of environmental degradation and health hazards. The Ghanaian government has made efforts to combat this issue, but challenges remain in eradicating illegal mining activities and addressing the complex factors contributing to its persistence.
in eradicating illegal mining activities and addressing the complex factors contributing to its persistence.
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