Akufo-Addo deploys 200 soldiers to 'clear' all those mining in Ghana's water bodies

Akufo-Addo deploys 200 soldiers to 'clear' all those mining in Ghana's water bodies

- Some soldiers have been deployed to remove all those engaged in illegal mining in the country's water bodies

- The deployed soldiers are expected to remove all those engaging in the illegal act and also destroy their logistics as well

- The operation started on River Pra in the Central and Western regions

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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that President Akufo-Addo has given an order for the deployment of soldiers to mining areas to clamp down on activities by illegal miners.

The soldiers, numbering 200 have been poled together to undertake this operation which started on Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021, at 6am.

The deployed soldiers are expected to remove all those engaging in the illegal act and also destroy the logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies.

200 gallant soldiers deployed to 'clear' all those mining in Ghana's water bodies
200 gallant soldiers deployed to 'clear' all those mining in Ghana's water bodies
Source: Twitter

The operation started on River Pra in the Central and Western regions.

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According to a communique sighted by YEN.com.gh, the operation, was ordered by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo .

The statement also noted that the Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed forces will provide a detailed brief of developments and sustainability efforts at 12pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.

200 gallant soldiers deployed to 'clear' all those mining in Ghana's water bodies
200 gallant soldiers deployed to 'clear' all those mining in Ghana's water bodies
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, Akufo-Addo for the umpteenth time, made known his commitment to fighting the phenomenon of galamsey in the country.

Akufo-Addo stated that he will do everything within his power to bring the menace to an end in his second term, by January 2025.

He made this known at an event to when the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House on Friday, April 23, 2021.

“... I’ll put in a lot of effort into the galamsey fight for Ghanaians to know that I’m serious about the fight so that we can bequeath to the next generation the gold, water and other resources we inherited from our forefathers. I intend to do everything within my power in this second term to bring this galamsey menace to a conclusion in Ghana,” he stated.

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