Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has launched an operation to remove all persons and logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies.

The operation, which commenced at 0600 hours on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 on the River Pra in the Central and Western follows a directive by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

A release by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, indicated the Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed forces will provide a detailed brief of developments and sustainability efforts on Friday 30th April 2021. 

The renewed action in the fight against the illegal mining scourge is in furtherance of the resolutions of the final communique of the Stakeholder Dialogue on Small Scale Mining on April 14 -15, 2021 and to ensure that mining within water bodies is immediately stopped.

Read the full text of the statement below:

STATEMENT

In furtherance of the resolutions of the final communique, of the Stakeholder Dialogue on Small Scale Mining on April 14 -15, 2021 and to ensure that mining within water bodies is immediately stopped; the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has authorized the Ghana Armed Forces, to commence an operation, to remove all persons and logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies.

The operation commenced at 0600 hours on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 on the River Pra in the Central and Western regions of Ghana. Two Hundred (200) officers of the Ghana Armed Forces are involved in the operation.

The Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed forces will provide a detailed brief of developments and sustainability efforts at 1200 hours on Friday 30th April 2021.

Kojo opong Nkrumah (MP)
Minister

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