Tag Archives: Galamsey

Aisha Huang’s husband ‘gone missing’ – Prosecution reveals


Prosecutors have told the court that the supposed Ghanaian husband of the Chinese ‘galamsey queen’ Aisha Huan is nowhere to be found. She is being tried with four other Chinese nationals for illegally mining in Ghana. The prosecution led by Director of Public Prosecution, Yvonne Atakora Oboubisa informed the court that their efforts to reach the husband of Aisha have ...

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Implementation of anti-galamsey plan to cost $150 million


Government’s proposed solution to ending the illegal mining menace also known as galamsey in the country will cost about $150 million. This was captured in the much hyped Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) document put together by the governing New Patriotic Party in its anti-galamsey efforts. In the 66-page document, dredging of rivers, reclamation of degraded lands and freeing of ...

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We’ll not relent in galamsey fight – Nana Addo


Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to the fight against illegal mining activities in the country. A media-led campaign, spearheaded by Citi FM was taken up by the government who stepped up the campaign by initiating some measures to deal with the menace. One such step was a 6-month ban on small-scale mining and a temporary halt ...

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Birim, Kyebi river, others improve after galamsey fight

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Kyebi river, others improve after galamsey fight [Video]


Residents who hitherto drank from the Birim River and other water bodies in the Eastern Region can now heave a sigh of relief. This is because these water bodies seem to be regenerating their natural ecology following the ban on illegal mining. Farmers in these areas also say they are happy because some illegal miners have started reclaiming some mined ...

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I’m not against mining – Akufo-Addo


President Akufo Addo has discounted suggestions that his government is fighting against mining in the country. According to him, he is rather against illegal mining also known as galamsey. Speaking at this year’s Ohum Festival in Kyebi on Saturday, the President stated that he will not allow illegal miners to destroy the environment with impunity. He said his government is poised ...

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Soldiers, police to chase night ‘galamseyers’, others

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The Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has said it will deploy a combined team of military and police personnel to illegal mining areas to stop galamsey. This forms part of efforts to sustain the campaign against illegal mining which has affected major river bodies and left acres of farmlands destroyed. The deployment, according to the Ministry, would be done in ...

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Interpreter in Aisha Huang’s case rejected; case adjourned


An Accra High Court has adjourned hearing of the case involving the Chinese woman believed to be deeply engaged in illegal mining in Ghana, Aisha Huang and four others, because both parties rejected the Chinese interpreter. This follows concerns raised by both defence and prosecution lawyers that the interpreter, Yun Chin York, who is a Chinese national and a law ...

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Birim, other rivers taking shape after galamsey fight [Photos]


The Birim River and some of its tributaries in the Eastern Region are regenerating their natural ecology months after the destructive illegal mining on them was stopped. The rivers had become muddy and brownish in colour, highly polluted with mercury and other chemicals and undrinkable. But following a directive for the cessation of all illegal mining activities in the country ...

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Six ‘galamseyers’ arrested at Ayiem


Six persons who were involved in illegal small scale mining at Ayiem, a farming community in the Mpohor District of the western region, have been arrested by police in the district. The six were mining in River Butre and the Subri River. An anti-galamsey task-force led by the Mpohor District Chief Executive, Ignatius Asaa Mensah, in collaboration with the Mpohor ...

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