- Operation Vanguard has pledged its resolve to ensure that lives are not lost during surveillance
- The task force has been accused of killing 4 miners at Kwabeng in the Eastern region
Anti galamsey task force has resolved to ensuring that the lives of civilians across various illegal mining pits are safeguarded.
Following recent allegations of some members of the task force killing 4 illegal miners at Kwabeng in the Eastern region, the force in a crucial meeting resolved to use careful means rather than brute force to end the galamsey menace.
Head of the task force, Colonel William Agyapong, has revealed that all members have been warned to go by this new directive.
“Lives are very precious, and let me say emphatically, from the onset of this mission, his Excellency was very strict that no blood should be shed; no pint of blood and that is what we aim to do," he revealed during their national regional meeting.
Meanwhile, the REGSEC will hold a stakeholder meeting which will involve the small scale miners on Thursday, August 17 to deliberate on the way forward on the operations of the task force.
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