Anti galamsey task force arrest 108 illegal miners

Anti galamsey task force arrest 108 illegal miners

- Number of illegal miners arrested by the anti-galamsey task force has increased from 80 to 108

- The miners were arrested while mining illegally in their pits

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All efforts are being made to clamp down on illegal mining once and for all as the deployment of an anti-galamsey task force continues to intensify such move.

Anti galamsey task force arrest 108 illegal miners

Anti galamsey task force arrest 108 illegal miners

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YEN.com.gh had earlier reported of how over 80 illegal miners were arrested by the task force but recent checks from the quarters of the anti-galamsey team reveals that the number has increased to 108 in just the past days.

Speaking to Joy FM on this troubling development, deputy Eastern Regional Police PRO, Inspector Gideon Boateng recounted how the said illegal miners were seen busily mining at their pits in the wake of the arrests.

Anti galamsey task force arrest 108 illegal miners

Most of the illegal mining pits have been deserted in the wake of the massive swooping (Photo: Myjoyonline.com)

Despite efforts to clamp down on the menace of illegal mining, some reports have surfaced of how illegal miners are clashing with the security agencies who they claim are kicking them off their source of livelihood.

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Meanwhile, president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has insisted that his government is not against mining but rather illegal mining activities which continue to affect water bodies like the Pra River.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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