President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he will carry through his government’s plan to save the country’s environment and water bodies that are being destroyed by illegal miners.

According to him , the country "cannot and should not destroy our lands and water bodies and our environment in the search for gold and other minerals”.

In his address at a press conference dubbed 'Encounter with the Media' on Tuesday at the Flagstaff House to brief the nation on his activities in the last six months the President called the bluff of illegal miners threatening to vote him out in the 2020 elections, if he continues with his anti galamsey fight.

“I’ve been told there are young men who have said they voted for me and if I continue down this way they can be sure that they will not vote for me again in 2020. Well, the 2020 vote it’s not clear if Akufo-Addo’s name will be on the ballot in the first place and even if his name is on the ballot, this is not going to be the reason why I’ll stop, I’m going to continue.”