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Fresh disturbances erupted Wednesday morning at Agbogbloshie, hours after calm was restored following violent clashes between the Dagomba and Konkomba ethnic groups on Tuesday.

Wednesday's disturbances occurred after a meeting between the two ethnic groups at the Yam Market. Mr Kwame Noah, chairman of the community addressed the meeting.

Mr Ace Ankomah (hands raised), a private legal practitioner addressing a meeting on illegal mining in Accra. Those with him include Mr Kenneth Ashigbey (2nd left), Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group Limited, Mrs Carol Annang (left), Managing Director of the New Times Corporation and Mr Ransford Tetteh (right), Editor of the Daily Graphic. Picture: Gabriel Ahiabor

Mining rights and leases granted to small-scale mining firms have not been ratified by Parliament since the coming into force of the 1992 Constitution which renders all mining operations in the country illegal, a private legal practitioner, Mr Ace Anan Ankomah, has disclosed.

He, therefore, demanded that all licences or leases granted small-scale mining that had not been ratified by Parliament must stop immediately because they were all illegal.

Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II

The Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II has stated that illegal mining popularly known as galamsey cannot be stopped in Ghana by chiefs.

According to the Okyehene, chiefs lack the powers to adequately fight galamsey in their respective areas since only the central government has what it takes to end the menace.

Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016.

This shows a dramatic increase compared with the 80 million in 2015, the Global Report on Food Crises 2017, has said.