Pictures of 200 soldiers deployed to stop Galamsey by Akufo-Addo

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The government of Ghana has deployed Soldiers to remove all persons engaged in mining in Ghana’s water bodies.

This new effort aimed at stamping illegal mining out of the country is expected to yield the desired results. Ghana is losing the battle against the canker. Illegal mining has polluted both the land and water resources of the country. Cocoa farms are among the hardest hit.

President Akuffo Addo, commander of the Ghana Armed Froces ordered the deployment of 200 soldiers who took off to the epicentres of Galamsey on  Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021, at 6am.

A total of 200 officers of the Ghana Armed Forces are involved in the operation.

The soldiers have been instructed to discard all logistics and to remove all persons and logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies.

The operation commenced on River Pra in the Central and Western regions.

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The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah revealed this in a press statement dated April 28, 2021, signed and issued on Wednesday.

The said the Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed forces will provide a detailed brief of developments and sustainability efforts at 12 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Below is a copy of the press statement

In furtherance of the resolutions of the final communique, of the Stakeholder Dialogue on Small Scale Mining on April 14 -15, 2021 and to ensure that mining within water bodies is immediately stopped; the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has authorized the Ghana Armed Forces, to commence an operation, to remove all persons and logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies.

The operation commenced at 0600 hours on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 on the River Pra in the Central and Western regions of Ghana.

Two Hundred (200) officers of the Ghana Armed Forces are involved in the operation.

The Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed forces will provide a detailed brief of developments and sustainability efforts at 1200 hours on Friday 30th April 2021.

 

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