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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. [contextly_sidebar id=”ym9kMNdIPbwGq9QRQJ4PXEZDLACenPMa”]But following a directive for the cessation of all illegal mining activities in the ...

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I won’t give up on galamsey fight – Akufo-Addo

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Lands ministry names mining firms with ‘military protection’

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has named some mining firms that will from henceforth have military protection. This comes weeks after the sector Minister, Peter John Amewu, criticized the Ghana Armed Forces for deploying some of its men to protect illegal mining sites in the country. According to the Minister, Peter John Amewu, the mining firms signed an ...

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We’ve not given up on galamsey fight – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said government has not given up on the fight against illegal mining also known as galamsey. A former Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Kwabena Mintah Akandor, had accused the government of losing the fight against galamsey because it was not using the right approach to fighting the illegality. But Dr. Bawumia said ...

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Gov’t losing momentum in galamsey fight – Akandor

The government is gradually losing momentum in the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. This is according to a former Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Kwabena Mintah Akandor, who has stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is not using the right approach to fighting the illegality. [contextly_sidebar id=”Qbwn8sJGNWEownh0h25L42eGCdlptb4U”]He said the efforts of the new ...

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Callousness of State officials killing people everywhere in the world [Article]

QUOTE: “Grenfell Tower fire is ‘corporate manslaughter’ and arrests must be made, says LABOUR MP David Lammy ‘We should call it what it is; it’s corporate manslaughter, that’s what it is and there should be arrests made, frankly,” the Tottenham MP said. These words, uttered by Mr David Lammy, one of the few black Members of the British Parliament, gave ...

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Aisha Huang’s accomplices to be rearrested for flouting bail

A High Court in Accra has ordered the re-arrest of two Chinese nationals who were granted bail in a trial where they are facing charges for illegal mining. The order came after the court’s attention was drawn by the prosecution to the fact that, the two failed to meet aspects of the bail condition requiring them to deposit their passports before ...

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Russian, Ukrainian ‘galamseyers’ granted bail

The two Russians and their two Ukrainian counterparts who were arrested in the Ashanti Region for engaging in illegal small scale mining, also known as Galamsey, have been granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court. According to the judge, he was inclined to grant them bail after looking at the “substance” of the application. [contextly_sidebar id=”pojXOnrLt7rhxd6mq6YVdfUOdVnL7vZ3″]The four persons were granted ...

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Ghc10,000 Chinese donation an embarrassment to Ghana – Inusah Fuseini

The Minority Spokesperson on Constitutional, Parliamentary and Legal Affairs, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has described the donation of GHc 10,000, among others items, to the Attorney General’s office by the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana as an insult to Ghanaians. Diplomatic ties notwithstanding, Alhaji Fuseini said the whole presentation should be viewed as an embarrassment to the country. [contextly_sidebar id=”U5sJYqIQLKUqP2A9kmlhrY2lxhKqdcoL”]Speaking to Citi News’ ...

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Galamsey fight will continue to the end – Nana Addo

The government has every intention and the resolve to see the fight against illegal mining to the desired end, President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured. “Having begun it, we are not turning back until we make sure that our future is protected,” the President stressed during an address to the Ghanaian community in Belgium on Tuesday. [contextly_sidebar id=”N1ksEVd47bxva33KQaQoyAyDLqXrMTIq”]He was speaking ahead of ...

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