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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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Regional minister urges calm over Obuasi ‘anti-galamsey’ killing

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah has called for calm among Ghanaians as investigators work to unravel circumstances that led to the death of a young man in Obuasi Anyimadukrom during an operation of the anti-galamsey task force. According to him, current reports are scanty hence the need to wait for the official reports from the investigators before conclusions ...

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Owere mine workers to picket Lands Ministry

Workers of Owere Mines at Konongo in the Ashanti Region have said they will picket at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources today [Tuesday]. This is to protest a nineteen-month period of unpaid salaries for about 50 staff. The Branch Secretary of the Ghana Mines Workers Union Francis Owusu, told Citi News that the staff is owed to the ...

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W/R: One dead in illegal mine pit collapse

Another illegal mining disaster has occurred at Wassa Nananko in the Amenfi East District in the Western Region, leaving one person dead and another seriously injured. The victim, who was identified as Mumuni Manya, 27, was trapped in a mudslide at a mining site at Nananko and died instantly. The second person narrowly escaped death but sustained serious degrees of ...

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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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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

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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