By Chacha Marwa Ryoba – Voices of North Mara Youth
The is a need to for relevant stakeholders to conduct awareness campaign against negative effects caused by Artisanal and Small -scale mining activities on youth and children living in seven villages surrounding North Mara Gold Mine.
The suggestion was made here yesterday by a number of children and youth found engaging in artisanal and small scale mining activities.
“Many children and youth are not aware of the dangers associated with ASM. They need to be educated through meetings and seminars “, several children and youth told the Voices of North Mara Youth.
They also insisted that they are ready to go back to school if they get support of fees and other requirements from well wishers.
Most of the youth and children seen searching gold sand on risk environment here are reportedly coming from seven villages of Nyangoto, Nyakunguru, Kewanja, Nyamwaga, Matongo, Genkuru and Kerende .