Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners says is warning of a massive demonstration against government over the ban on mining.

The demo dubbed: ‘All die be die’ is to express their displeasure over government ban on small-scale mining in the country.

According to the Ashanti Region Chapter, there is a clear distinction between them and galamseyers thus cannot pay for the sins of others.

The fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey has been intensified after it emerged Ghana might soon be importing water because majority of our water bodies have been polluted.

Based on this backdrop, an intensive campaign by the media with support from government led by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu has instituted measures to nib the cancer in the bud.

Aside from ceasing further issuance of new licenses to small scale miners in a bid to deal with the rising menace in the country, miners have been asked to move their excavators from site.

This directive has been adhered to with government warning of a possible arrest should anybody be caught engaging in the illegal act.

But the aggrieved small scale miners in an interview on Nhyira FM lamented that such move by government will cripple their businesses.

They explained that some of their members have gone for loans to expand their businesses hence they can’t bare the impact if government slaps them with such moratorium.

“Majority of us have gone for loans from the banks with huge interest, how do you expect us to pay back if we are not working” a member bemoaned.

They have days therefore given government to lift the day or face their wrath.