Tag Archives: Operation vanguard

3 arrested soldiers not members of Operation Vanguard – GAF

The three soldiers arrested by some residents of Tarkwa in the Western Region for allegedly extorting monies from them, are not members of government’s Operation Vanguard Task-force, according to the Ghana Armed Forces. The Director of Public Relations of the Armed Forces, Lt. Colonel Eric Aggrey Quarshie, who  said this, explained  that, the three were rather “men from the Air-force base ...

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Operation Vanguard involves navy in galamsey fight

In a bold attempt to augment the fight against illegal mining in Ghana’s water bodies, government’s anti-illegal mining task-force, Operation Vanguard, has now incorporated the services of the Ghana Navy. The move will now allow the task-force to effectively fight illegal miners who have been operating in the Ankobora, Pra and Brim Rivers. The miners, who are conversant with these ...

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61 Chinese arrested by Operation Vanguard task-force

Ninety-nine (99) illegal miners including 61 Chinese, have been arrested by government’s anti-galamsey task-force, Operation Vanguard. The latest arrest brings to 461 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. The joint military and police task-force was set up in August, to enforce the ban ...

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We want to join anti-galamsey taskforce – Small-Scale miners

The Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners, is imploring the government to include some of its members in the anti-illegal mining task-force, Operation Vanguard. The General Secretary of the Association, Godwin Armah, explained that their members know the schemes of illegal miners and where they operate, hence their involvement will be of great benefit to the task-force. He made the comments ...

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Galamsey activities drop in Ashanti Region – Minister

Illegal mining activities in the Ashanti Region have reduced following the introduction of Operation Vanguard. This is according to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah. Addressing regional heads of department and agencies, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, during a Regional Coordinating Council meeting, Simon Osei Mensah said “since the introduction of Operation Vanguard, there has been a ...

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Operation Vanguard task-force arrests 362 illegal miners

The joint military/police task-force set up to enforce the ban on illegal mining, to help save the environment, has been making progress in delivering on its mandate. It has so far arrested 362 suspected illegal miners including some Chinese nationals, and has seized a number of mining equipment. The equipment include over 1,500 ‘chang fa’ and water pumping machines. Twenty-four ...

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Operation Vanguard: 34 more illegal miners arrested

34 illegal miners have been apprehended and arrested by government’s anti-galamsey task-force, Operation Vanguard. The latest arrest brings to 328 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. Operation Vanguard is being undertaken by a task-force comprising a joint military and police of about ...

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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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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. The team, which is led by the Minister for  Environment, Science, Technology  and Innovation, Professor ...

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Operation Vanguard arrests 32 illegal miners at Kwabeng

The Operation Vanguard taskforce in the Eastern Region has arrested 32 people for mining illegally at Kwabeng in the Atewa District of the Region. The 32 were arrested while mining at their site at Okagya bush near Kwabeng, upon intelligence gathered by the taskforce. ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the arrest to Citi ...

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