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Illegal miners hiding behind licensed small scale miners to operate – Operation Vanguard

Operation Vanguard, a joint military-police taskforce fighting illegal mining on Wednesday arrested two Chinese and their two local accomplices suspected of mining illegally in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region. The two Chinese nationals, Wan Zhi Dong, 49 and Shi Zhi Hai, 51, have been handed over to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal…
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Operation Vanguard arrests 85 suspected illegal miners in the Eastern Region

Operation Vanguard Personnel in the Eastern Region in an operation conducted between 3:00 am and 6:00 am on Saturday has resulted in the arrest of 85 suspected illegal miners. This was contained in a statement issued to the Ghana News Agency by Captain Andy Sowatey, Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard. The statement said, the…
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‘Galamstop’ Taskforce for protection of Birim River inaugurated

The Minister of Environment, Science,Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has inaugurated a “Galamstop” Taskforce to protect the Birim River and its tributaries in the Eastern Region from pollution. The 62-member taskforce have been given training in diving, swimming and other techniques at Asutuare to aid them in their activities, while boats have been acquired…
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Operation Vanguard arrests 58 illegal miners

58 suspected illegal miners within the Atiwa and Amansie Central Districts in the Eastern and Western Regions respectively have been arrested. The team from Operation Vanguard [East] in the early hours of Monday conducted operations at three separate locations within the general area of Akurofufu which led to the arrest. The Operation Vanguard team [East]…
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