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Be firm and incorruptible – Otumfuo to Operation Vanguard

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has charged the anti-galamsey task-force, Operation Vanguard to be firm and incorruptible in the discharge of its duties. He advised members of the task force not to allow themselves to be induced in its bid to protect the interest of the nation. He pledged his unflinching support for the taskforce and urged them not to ...

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Ghanaians eating too much fish – Fisheries Alliance convener

The excessively high intake of fish among Ghanaians is one of the reasons the country has to import over 60 percent of its fish, according to the Co-convener of the Fisheries Alliance, Richster Nii Amarfio. Ghana, which consumes over 950,000 metric tons of fish annually, imported $135 million worth of fish in 2016 because of the reduction in the country’s ...

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Operation Vanguard so far : 294 illegal miners arrested

Sixty-four (64) illegal miners have been apprehended and arrested by government’s anti-galamsey task-force, Operation Vanguard. The latest arrest brings to 294 the number of illegal miners arrested so far. The arrests were made in Western, Ashanti and Eastern Regions, the operational areas of the task-force. [contextly_sidebar id=”tGWBNXMiTgxdQVP4Qawl0Z3GSvN5Kpra”]The team, which is led by the Minister for  Environment, Science, Technology  and Innovation, ...

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29 ‘galamseyers’ fined GHc15m over Atewa forest mining

A Koforidua Circuit Court has found guilty some 29 foreigners who invaded and mined in the Atewa Forest Reserve. They, together, are to cough up a little over GHc15 million or serve a three-year jail term. The 29 were rounded up on January 26, 2017 by a joint Military Police and Forestry Task-force, led by Palmer Aikins Amponsah, the Forest ...

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E/R: We don’t have resources to do our job – EPA

The Eastern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Felix Okyere Addo has lamented the financial and human resource constraints confronting his outfit. Speaking at a meeting between the Eastern Regional Security Council, the anti-galamsey task-force Operation Vanguard, and other stakeholders, he called on the government equip the EPA for them to effectively carry out their duties. “…I must say ...

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Ban importation of chamfans – Small scale miners to gov’t

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners wants a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing, and transportation of dredgers, also known as Chamfans, into the country. According to the Secretary of the Association, Godwin Amarh, the continuous operation of the dredgers after the moratorium on small-scale mining and the activities of the anti-galamsey task-force known as Operation Vanguard has affected ...

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Stop small scale mining now – Amewu warns foreigners

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John-Peter Amewu has warned foreign nationals still engaging in small scale mining in Ghana to desist from it with immediate effect or face his wrath. According to him, such activities are against Ghana’s constitution adding that persons found culpable “would face the full rigors of the law.” [contextly_sidebar id=”G43ybQgs9YLyuAq9kW3B3lMtt0LnsRZE”]“All Foreigners who are still ...

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I have ‘absolute trust’ in anti-galamsey taskforce – Amewu

The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has asked the public to disregard what he describes as propaganda by some persons to derail the work of the anti-galamsey taskforce Operation Vanguard, by falsely accusing them of killing illegal miners. The minister stressed that no member of the taskforce has been sanctioned to take the life of any miner ...

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Four dead bodies retrieved near mining pit at Kwabeng

Four bodies have been retrieved from an abandoned mining pit at Kwabeng in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region. It is unclear how the four died, but a police report say they abandoned an excavator they were transporting to a mining site when they spotted the Operation Vanguard team tasked to stop mining activities in the country. The bodies ...

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90 illegal miners arrested in anti-galamsey operation

Some Ninety illegal miners who have been apprehended by government’s anti-illegal mining task force Operation Vanguard have been arraigned in various parts of the country. The miners were arrested in some illegal mining areas in the Ashanti, Eastern and Western Regions within a period of two weeks. The task force has also seized some equipment from the miners. The Commanding ...

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