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Chiefs can’t stop galamsey – Okyenhene

It will be very difficult for any chief in Ghana to stop illegal mining commonly referred to in Ghana as galamsey. This according to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin. According to the chief, the fight is beyond traditional rulers because they do not have the power which lies completely at the doorsteps of central government. “Yes, there may be ...

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Illegal miners ignore anti-galamsey campaign [Report]

With barely a week to the expiration of government’s three-week ultimatum to all illegal miners to end their activities, Citi News has picked up information about some of these miners remaining adamant. They contend that the move will be counterproductive if the government fails to provide them with alternative source of livelihood. Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman and Nii Amartey Karnaku, ...

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I don’t condone galamsey – Okyenhene replies critics

Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has rubbished allegations that he condones illegal mining. The Okyenhene has been criticized for looking unconcerned while illegal miners destroy water bodies and lands within the Akyem Abuakwa state, but in an exclusive interview with host of the Citi Breakfast Show, Bernard Avle on Tuesday, Ofori Panin said his critics were either ignorant or mischievous. “It’s ...

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Chinese mission’s ‘galamsey letter’ disrespectful to Ghana – PPP

The progressive People’s Party (PPP), has described as undiplomatic the tone of a letter addressed to the government by the Chinese Mission in Ghana on the illegal mining menace in the country. The party said the contents of the letter was an affront to Ghana’s sovereignty and must be disregarded. The Chinese mission in Ghana over the weekend issued a ...

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Chinese galamsey case adjourned over lack of interpreter

The absence of a certified Chinese interpreter has forced the Sekondi High Court to adjourn the hearing of the case involving five Chinese and their five Ghanaian counterparts, who were arrested for illegally mining in River Ankobra, to April 24th 2017. Hearing of the case was supposed to be opened formally today [Monday] April 10, but the matter was adjourned to April ...

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PPP threatens to take Nana Addo to ICC over galamsey

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), has given President Nana Addo and the Government a three-month ultimatum to end the menace of illegal mining or be dragged to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. At a press conference the party’s Chairman, Nii Brew-Hammond lamented the continued existence of illegal mining saying it was indicative of the failure of successive governments. ...

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Gov’t must lead efforts to end galamsey – Charismatic Churches

The National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC), has called on the government to lead emergency efforts to end illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey in the country. The Association in a statement copied to citifmonline.com, said the menace was fast destroying Ghana’s environment, and it has become necessary for urgent steps to arrest the situation. While commending media ...

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4 more Chinese arrested in Ghana over galamsey  

The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested four Chinese nationals for allegedly mining illegally at Topreman, a village near Akwatia in the Eastern Region. Confirming the arrest to Citi News, the Eastern Regional Police Commander, ACP George Alex Mensah, said a 30-man contingent from the Regional police headquarters carried out the operation on Saturday April 9th. The Commander stated that, ...

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GNAT supports fight against galamsey

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has added its voice to the fight against Galamsey, saying the menace contributes to the falling standards in education. The Deputy General Secretary of GNAT in charge of education and Professional Development, Madam Gifty Apanbil, made this known on the sidelines of the 5th quadrennial teachers’ conference at Prampram in the Ningo Prampram ...

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Five dead in mining pit in Talensi

At least five small scale miners have been confirmed dead at a Gbane mining site in the Talensi district of the Upper East Region. The five met their untimely death when they were mining underground for gold ore. They were trapped by a smoke alleged to have come from one of the shafts of a Chinese company, Shanxii mining company. ...

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