Reggae Dancehall Artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, known worldwide as Stonebwoy, has stated that rather than only talking about the problems facing the nation, he would rather to use his wealth to assist in getting a solution to some of the problems.
The artiste, who through his Livingstone Foundation, has begun a charity work to provide potable water to communities whose water bodies have been affected by illegal mining said during an interview on PM Express on Joy News, that he felt heartbroken when he saw that many villages along the River Pra in parts of the Western Region do not have access to clean water, as a result of illegal mining and added that he would rather help solve the problem than just talking.
“Look at the situation of the people in such communities, that their water bodies are polluted and we all in Ghana drink water from natural water bodies. We don’t conjure water from anywhere else, and when majority of those water bodies are being polluted then is a matter of time we are all going to be importing water to drink.
“But those who live closer to those communities are facing it first hand. I saw on Joy News two-three days ago that people are giving birth to babies without genitals and eyes, owing to the chemical situation in their water and food. That is my stand on the problem. I am not coming to speak anything for anybody to get hurt, I am not a politician, I am not an expert but I am an expert like Rawlings said, in feeling the pain of her people in the same way.This is a hungry child before, and I can relate.
“So, instead of just talking about the problem, I think I would want to also not be a spectator like our president said, but be a citizen where i can use my voice, my little back change that i get from creating music, where I don’t think I get really paid enough from the structures that exist in the nation, but I still make sure that I’m able to actually do the do and not just talking.”