PHOTOS + VIDEO: Gov’t Anti-Galamsey taskforce ready for action

  • The government has stepped up its fight against illegal mining activities as the Military prepares to deploy ten platoons to protect mining sites from the menace on Monday.

    The deployment today is the first phase of what is expected to a long-term campaign to protect mining concessions.

    The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, announced in July an extended military operation aimed at ridding small-scale illegal miners from the mining concessions big mining companies.

    Deployment of at least 300 military personnel also follows negotiations between the Chamber of Mines and the Ghana Armed Forces.

    The deployment, according to the Ministry is to provide protection for both life and property, against illegal miners and their activities.