Lands Minister says security agencies will flush out galamsey operators

Lands Minister says security agencies will flush out galamsey operators

  • Lands Minister says security agencies will flush out non-cooperating galamseyers
  • Minister also says government will allow miners to return to work, but properly

Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Hon. John Peter Amewu, has indicated that security agencies will deploy in areas where illegal miners have failed to heed government's galamsey ultimatum.

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Lands Minister says security agencies will flush out galamsey operators

Lands Minister John Peter Amewu

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Today Wednesday, April 19th, marks the end of a three-week long ultimatum given by the government to illegal miners for them to cease their illegal operations.

Currently touring the Eastern Region in order to inspect suspected illegal mining sites following the end of government's ultimate, Hon Amewu also took the time to address miners affected by the ultimatum.

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“We will help you go back to the land and do your mining but not what you are doing out there,” he told the miners on Wednesday April 19, adding “At the appropriate time when you have to go and mine and mine well we will come back and inform you".

According to reports, over 500 excavators have been move out of the bush and parked in designated parking areas.

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