- The Minister of Defence has stated that the security taskforce deployed to stop the illegal mining otherwise known as Galamsey will continue to stay in the forest
- Dominic Nitiwul stated that the security personnel will continue to be on guard duty in the forest
- He said they will continue to monitor every activity along the water bodies
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The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has stated that the security taskforce deployed to stop the illegal mining otherwise known as Galamsey will continue to stay in the forest.
In a report filed by 3news.com, he said the security personnel will continue to be on guard duty until the water bodies they have polluted become clean again.
“The soldiers will continue to monitor to ensure we have clean waters,” he said.
The task force forms part of efforts to deal with the issue of galamsey, and they recently burnt some 20 excavators while working in Atiwa in the Eastern Region on Sunday, May 16.
The eight excavators were lost as part of the operations of the military task force against galamsey (illegal mining).
A report on Adomonline.com suggested that her excavators are part of about 20 such machines which were burnt in the operation.
In a related development, a Chinese man, believed to be a member of a gold mining syndicate in Ghana, has been busted by the military task force against illegal small-scale mining along water bodies.
This came to light in a video chanced upon by YEN.com.gh in which a military operative of the task force queries the Chinese man on the moral basis of polluting river bodies all in the thirst for gold.
“Do you see what you have done to our river, can you drink this?” he quizzed the Chinese who looked disoriented and ashamed.
Video drops as anti-galamsey task force burn 8 excavators belonging to NPP Women Organiser Kate Gyamfua
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