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Tag Archives: Galamsey

Four remanded for illegal mining at Bomaa

A Koforidua Circuit Court B has remanded into prison custody four persons who were arrested for mining illegally at Bomaa near Kwabeng in the Atewa District of the Eastern Region. The suspects; a 17-year-old student Oscar Lartey; a 25-year-old driver, Dampah, a 29-year-old miner, Logo Kwabena and Kofi Asomaning, a 38-year-old farmer, were busily mining in the Atewa Forest Reserve when ...

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COCOBOD slams mining, rubber firms for ‘destroying’ cocoa lands

COCOBOD has expressed its displeasure with the recent rise in the level of devastation of cocoa plantations by both legal and illegal mining firms. In 2017, hundreds of hectares of cocoa plantations were destroyed by the activities of miners across the country, with cocoa farms in the Eastern, Western and Ashanti regions being the worst affected. Recently, the activities of ...

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Liberian fined GH¢18,000 for illegal mining

A Tarkwa circuit court has fined a Liberian GH¢ 18,000 for mining illegally and causing harm. The convict, Paul Nakaah, unemployed, who pleaded guilty to the crime, will in default serve 48 months in prison. Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Juliana Essel-Dadzie told the court that the complainant in the case is a resident of Kaniakor Top site and ...

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Operation Vanguard boss laments ‘slow’ prosecution of ‘galamseyers’

The National Commander of the government’s anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Vanguard, has expressed frustration with what he says is the slow pace of prosecution of illegal miners arrested by the task-force. According to him, over a thousand illegal miners have been arrested since the task-force started its work, but less than hundred of them have so far been convicted. He believes ...

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Help fight galamsey – Local Gov’t Minister to MMDCEs

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to help in government’s fight against illegal small scale mining also known as galamsey, in the country. She also advised the MMDCEs to strive to overcome the developmental challenges in their respective areas by adopting modern strategies to generate ...

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5 districts get anti-galamsey committees

The Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining and Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has reiterated government’s commitment to the fight against illegal mining popularly known as “galamsey” with a call in Ghanaians to remain resolute and support interventions to tackle the menace. He observed government was raising the bar in its interventions to ...

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Small-scale miners warn against further extension of mining ban

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners has warned that a further extension of the ban on all forms of small-scale mining in the country will be harmful to the sector. It is therefore urging the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to lift the ban on small-scale mining and rather ensure strict enforcement of the country’s mining laws. There ...

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E/R: Residents stop EPA from closing down ‘illegal’ fuel station

Attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Eastern Region to close down a fuel station which was operating illegally at Frimponso Junction in Anyinam on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, proved futile after over 40 members of the community and workers of the station resisted the move. The Oando fuel station, which is close to Ready Oil Service station, is said ...

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14 illegal miners operating on Offin River arrested

Fourteen illegal miners operating on the Offin River at Manso Keniago in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region have been arrested. The galamsey operators, who were arrested by a combined team of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM), the Amansie West District Assembly’s task-force and the police, have been handed over to the Manso Nkwanta ...

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NGO plants trees to reclaim destroyed galamsey lands

The Partners of Nature Africa (PONA) has called on Government to impress on small-scale miners to reclaim lands they have used to extract gold by planting vegetation on the degraded lands after the ban on their activities is lifted. The organization also charged regulatory agencies responsible for supervising and monitoring the activities of licensed small-scale miners must ensure lands used for ...

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