- The Chinese ambassador to Ghana is charging government to step up its anti-galamsey efforts
- Government has deployed a special military task force against illegal small scale mining
The Chinese government has tasked government to ensure that all perpetrators of illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, are dealt with even if it means the arrest of Chinese officials.
Speaking during a courtesy call on the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin in the Eastern region, the Chinese ambassador, Sun Boahong revealed that her government is in full support of Ghana’s pledge to end the menace of illegal mining once and for all.
So far, a joint military task force has been deployed to ensure that all illegal mining sites in the country are clamped down.
Several Chinese officials have been arrested in relation to the practice of illegal mining in the country with the most popular being Aisha Huang who is currently facing trial.
In the meantime, government has issued a three month moratorium on all small scale mining activities as part of efforts to restore the cleanliness of all water bodies including the River Pra which is feared to have been affected by the activity.
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