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Operation Vanguard: 34 more illegal miners arrested

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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

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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

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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

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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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Operation Vanguard arrests over 90 more illegal miners

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Government’s anti-illegal mining task force, Operation Vanguard has arrested some ninety three illegal miners. This brings the total number of arrested illegal miners to one hundred and eighty three. The miners were arrested in some illegal mining areas in the Ashanti, Eastern and Western Regions. All ninety arrested earlier have been arraigned in various parts of the country. The Public ...

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

John Peter Amewu - Minister, Lands & Natural Resources

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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We’ve no hand in death of Kwabeng miners – Anti-galamsey Task-force

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The anti-illegal mining task-force, has rejected claims its men had a hand in the death of some four persons whose remains were retrieved an abandoned mining pit at Kwabeng in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region. Reports suggest that the four who were transporting an excavator to a mining site fled and abandoned their equipment upon seeing a team ...

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Operators provoked us to burn excavators – Galamsey Task-Force

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The government’s anti-illegal mining task-force, Operation Vanguard has been defending the reason why it set the equipment belonging to some illegal miners on fire. The taskforce has come under intense backlash for burning the excavators, instead of putting them to some purposeful use. But the Commanding Officer for Operation Vanguard, Colonel William Agyapong told Citi News that the team was ...

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90 illegal miners arrested in anti-galamsey operation

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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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Illegal miners still resistant – Anti-galamsey taskforce

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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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