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Use of weapons by ‘galamseyers’ troubling – Operation Vanguard Commander

Colonel William Agyapong, the outgoing Commander of Operation Vanguard, the task-force responsible for ending illegal mining across the country, is alarmed over the discovery of sophisticated arms owned and used by illegal miners in the country. He said the anti-galamsey team retrieved 58 different firearms indicating that the illegal miners had become sophisticated. In an interview with Citi News, Col. ...

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Illegal miners still resistant – Anti-galamsey taskforce

Government’s anti-illegal mining task-force, Operation Vanguard is facing stiff opposition from illegal miners despite the positive support and feedback. The teams have so far arrested over 100 illegal miners in Eastern, Western and Ashanti regions since they began their work some two weeks ago. The National Deputy Commander of Operation Vanguard,Chief Superintendent Abraham Acquaye , told Citi News that “ ...

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