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‘Killing to protect the environment justified’ – Majority Leader

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Persons who contribute to the pollution of the environment have been treated with kid gloves for far too long, according to the Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said. Given the precarious state of Ghana’s natural resources like vegetation and water bodies, Mr. Mensah-Bonsu believes that taking lives to protect the environment is justified by the constitution. The Majority ...

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N/R: Minority visits owners of burnt tipper trucks [Photos]

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority in Parliament has visited Afa Yili in the Kumbungu district of the Northern Region where about 14 tipper trucks, an excavator and a motorbike were set ablaze by Operation Vanguard. This was a follow up to the Minority legislators’ earlier call for full-scale investigations into the issue. The Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu led ...

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Minority to sue over burning of tipper trucks

The Minority caucus in Parliament is heading to court over the recent burning of 14 tipper trucks, an excavator and a motorbike at Afa Yili in the Kumbungu district of the Northern Region. Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu disclosed their intended action at a meeting with the Tamale Tipper Truck Owners Union in Tamale. According to him, the visit was to ...

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Tipper trucks were burnt by Operation Vanguard soldiers – Minister

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, has distanced the Northern Regional Security Council from the actions of military personnel who are said to have set ablaze some earthmoving equipment belonging to sand winners in the Kumbugu District. A contingent of military personnel set fire to 14 tipper trucks and an excavator used for sand winning in the Dalun River, a tributary ...

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Parliament’s Assurances c’ttee to track gov’t promises

Parliament’s Government Assurance Committee is expected to embark on verification visits across the country to assess the state of some government projects as promised in Parliament. The Committee is tasked by the house to track promises and assurances made by government officials on the floor of Parliament. According to its Chairman, Yaw Frimpong Addo, the Committee will focus primarily on ...

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Operation Vanguard boss laments ‘slow’ prosecution of ‘galamseyers’

The National Commander of the government’s anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Vanguard, has expressed frustration with what he says is the slow pace of prosecution of illegal miners arrested by the task-force. According to him, over a thousand illegal miners have been arrested since the task-force started its work, but less than hundred of them have so far been convicted. He believes ...

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Operation Vanguard has been a success – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has described as successful, the work of Operation Vanguard, the team tasked to enforce the government’s campaign against illegal mining activities in the country. According to the President, although few challenges have been recorded, the operation has largely been worthwhile. Operation Vanguard was launched by President Akufo-Addo in July 2017 after an intense media campaign, led by ...

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Ignore critics and work – Nana Addo to Operation Vanguard

President Akufo-Addo has urged members of the government’s anti-galamsey task-force Operation Vanguard in the Eastern Region, to remain focused despite criticisms of their operations. He said he was proud about their work, and encouraged them not to be disturbed by the allegations by some Ghanaians they were conniving with illegal miners. President Akufo-Addo made the statement when he visited the ...

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Galamsey fight far from being successful – Kwesi Anning

Security expert, Kwesi Anning, says Ghana has a long way to go in ending illegal mining. According to him, the work done by government so far to clamp down on the illegality, is far from being described as successful. “Over a high point of 10, I will give about 5.5. In this galamsey fight, we have not arrested the people ...

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Use of weapons by ‘galamseyers’ troubling – Operation Vanguard Commander

Colonel William Agyapong, the outgoing Commander of Operation Vanguard, the task-force responsible for ending illegal mining across the country, is alarmed over the discovery of sophisticated arms owned and used by illegal miners in the country. He said the anti-galamsey team retrieved 58 different firearms indicating that the illegal miners had become sophisticated. In an interview with Citi News, Col. ...

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