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W/R: 3 illegal miners busted, equipment decommissioned

Three suspected illegal miners including an 18-year-old woman, have been arrested at Sekyere-Boase in the Wassa-East District of the Western Region.

Some items found at the site include four Chang fan machines and one toolbox, which were confiscated.

The operation, on Sunday, December 19, 2021, was undertaken by the Delta task force, which is part of Operation Halt II initiated this year to clamp down on illegal mining activities, popularly known as ‘galamsey’.

The woman was identified as Doris Abena from Tamale.

The others are yet to be identified.

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been consistent with its message that it will not renege on its resolve to clamp down on illegal miners in the country.

It warned that it will continue to wage war against illegal mining activities and protect Ghana’s forest and natural resources while promoting responsible mining at all levels.


Source: Classfmonline


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