Thanks for clicking the article.Hit the FOLLOW button to receive all newly published articles.Like and share the article The NPP administration upon being given the mandate in 2017, waged a war against illegal mining in the country but efforts proved futile as water bodies and forests were being destroyed.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) says its officials conveyed to control unlawful mining (galamsey) on water bodies and woods saves, will keep on obliterating all gear found at illicit mining destinations. The GAF spread the word about this in an assertion endorsed by its Public Relations Director, Eric Aggrey Quarshie.
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.
Small-scale mining forms an important sector of Ghana’s economy, employing one million people directly and supporting the livelihoods of about 4.5 million people.The industry accounts for 35% of the country’s total gold production. Although Ghana requires permits to mine on a small scale, it is estimated that about 70% of small-scale miners are unregistered and operate illegally.
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.
Thanks for clicking the article.Read and leave your comments below.Click the Follow button on the upper right corner for more news.Illegal mining also known as "galamsey" has been one of the country's problems.The current government during it's first term started to clamp down on all illegal mining activities by deploying several military personnel to the various mining communities.
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 Land Ministry has launched an investigation into the Xtra Gold mining licenses in Eastern Region
Samuel Abu Jinapor, the Land Minister, has organized a three-member committee to look into the circumstances concerning the issuance of mining operating and prospecting licenses by Xtra Gold Mining Limited. The mining industry was affected by Operation Halt II, a government-led effort to tackle illegal mining along the country's water bodies and forest reserves.
The Land Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has formed a three-member committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding Xtra Gold Mining Limited's issuance of mining operating and prospecting licenses. Operation Halt II, a government-led initiative to combat illegal mining along the country's water bodies and forest reserves, had an effect on the mining business.