The country led by President Akufo-Addo has for some months now waged an ‘aggressive’ war against illegal mining in the country. the activities of these illegal miners have destroyed the environment and water bodies of the country. the President who has come under so much verbal attack started off by deploying some military personnel to the affected areas.
The Ministers of Lands and Natural Resources, Information and Defense today, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 delivered updates on the Phase 3 of Operation Halt.It can be recalled that President Akufo-Addo last month authorized the use of military force to stop all illegal miners especially those operation 100 meters close to river bodies.
The Ghana army continued it Operation on illegal mining with phase 2 of Operation Halt.It can be recalled that last month President Akufo-Addo gave authorization for the Ghana Army to start an operation to stop illegal miners from mining at the river bodies.The operation was to cover River Pra and other River bodies.
Thanks for clicking the article.Hit the FOLLOW button to The renewed efforts of the ruling government against illegal mining has been applauded by many in the society.Though many people disagrees with the stance taken by government to set ablaze all seized illegal mining equipment, others have shown their support for the action of government.
A deputy minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker has, through phase two of the “Operation Halt”, saved the Tano river from the hands of illegal miners in the Western Region of Ghana, the Ministry has said. According to the Ministry, Mireku Duker together with a force undertaking the drive against illegal mining, pounced on a group of persons illegally mining at various “galamsey” sites.
A licensed Gold mining company at Atewa West district in the Eastern Region, X-Gold Mining Limited has accused the Military personnel of ‘Operation Halt’ of taking the laws of the land into their own hands in relation to the fight against Galamsey also known as illegal mining in Ghanaian parlance.
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Following an unsuccessful Operation Vanguard in 2017 to stop the activities of illegal miners (galamsey) in our water bodies, a second attempt has been made, this time Operation Halt, to permanently rid illegal miners of our forests water bodies. As part of their modus operandi, all equipments of illegal miners including excavators, waters pumps and "chanfans" are destroyed and even burnt to deter them from coming back again to mine.
The Operation Halt sent by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been encouraged to burn all excavators and illegal mining site that some people claim its belong to Mr. John Boadu.This comment came from Mr. John Boadu himself.The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) argued that he doesn't have a mining site not to even think about illegal mining.
The Anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Halt II squad set ablaze some excavators parked in the community of Ntoboroso in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region, causing some houses and structures to burn. The incident happened today, Wednesday, February 23, 2022, during a task force operation in the District to combat illicit galamsey operations.
The Government of Ghana is attempting to beat the clock to save the country's water bodies a large portion of which have been obliterated by the exercises of unlawful excavators.Examination has shown that Ghana may almost certainly need to import water from 2030 and as an action to deflect such a circumstance, President Akufo-Addo as of late started stage two of his administration's battle against unlawful mining.
The government has within the past few days declared "Operation Halt II" aimed at removing all persons and logistics involved in mining on water bodies.In as much as I agreed with the government to some extent, the root causes of the mining must rather be tackled first and galamsey will automatically stop.
The Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners (GNASSM) has asked the government to bring military personnel involved in the first against illegal mining dubbed “Operation Halt” to order.The association issued a seven-day ultimatum to the government to bring the military to order or they will drag the government to court.
The country is on crossroads and many things seems to be plaguing the country.This week has seen President Akufo-Addo authorizing 200 soldiers to storm galamsey sites around the River Pra.Yesterday, an update on Operation Halt was presented to the public.Two Chinese were arrested with a number of equipment burnt.