Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission is ineffective – Minister

  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been ineffective thereby allowing illegal mining to fester in the country. He said the Inspectorate Division was supposed to supervise the reclamation of mined areas and safety…

Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

Stop small scale mining now – Amewu warns foreigners
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John-Peter Amewu has warned foreign nationals still engaging in small scale mining in Ghana to desist from it with immediate effect or face his wrath. According to him, such activities are against Ghana’s constitution adding that persons found culpable “would face the... Read more
Anti-galamsey Taskforce arrests 108 illegal miners
Illegal Miners At least 108 people have been arrested by the 400-member Galamsey Taskforce dispatched across the country last week. The men were arrested at their mining sites during regular patrol conducted by the taskforce. The contingent in the Ashanti Region has arrested 82 illegal miners while the team... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard Taskforce on rampage ,set ablaze more than 10 excavators
Information gathered  indicates that the  Operation vanguard taskforce in the Eastern region on Monday invaded   Extra Gold company,fired several gunshots and  set ablaze  about 3 excavators and three pumping machines at Akyem Banso in Kwarbeng. The taskforce also invaded the mining sites of other  miners working under lease... Read more
E/R :Operation Vanguard Taskforce  arrest 26 illegal Miners
The Eastern regional operation Vanguard Taskforce  has arrested 26 illegal alluvia miners popularly known as Chanfai for defying ban on illegal mining activities .  The suspects were arrested from  August 3rd to 5th,2017 during their patrol operations in some mining sites in the region. The Deputy regional Public Relations... Read more
More than 80 arrested in one week of Operation Vanguard clamp down
  The national anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Vanguard, says it has arrested more than 80 suspects in the massive clamp down on the menace. Commander of the taskforce, Colonel William Agyapong told Joy FM Super Morning Show Monday, initial screening shows they are all Ghanaians. He said the suspects were... Read more
Operation Vanguard tastes first major clash with illegal miners; one dead
The anti-illegal mining task force commissioned last week on Sunday evening clashed with illegal miners in the Ashanti Region, leaving one illegal miner dead. Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, Major Gariba Pabi, said around 17:00 GMT personnel from the Ashanti Region on patrol met stone-pelting illegal miners at... Read more
TMA to fight Ramsar Site encroachment
  The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has hinted on the Assembly’s determination to halt Sakumo wetlands (Ramsar site) encroachment in Tema. Briefing the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Thursday, Mr. Frank Asante, informed that Ramsar Lands were special areas that were protected by... Read more
NACOB arrests agent for exporting Pangolin scales
Exportation Scales  The Intelligent Unit of the Narcotics Control Board has arrested Prosper Kumako, an agent who facilitated the exportation of Pangolin Scales from Ghana to Malaysia, Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah, Executive Director, Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, has said. Mr Adu-Nsiah at a press briefing in Accra said... Read more
1M in illegal elephant ivory, pangolin scales seized in Malaysia
More than 1 tonne of pangolin scales discovered in less than 2 months The Associated Press   Seized pangolin scales and tusks are shown by Malaysian customs officials. (Vincent Thian/AP) Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that they seized 23 pieces of elephant tusks and 301 kg of pangolin scales believed... Read more
Galamsey fight: Gov’t not unfairly targeting Small Scale Miners – Minerals Comm. Boss
The Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Dr Tony Aubyn has said the government has no issues against the operations of small scale miners as has been perceived by a section of the public. According to him, government has stopped Small Scale Miners including lincensed ones from operating... Read more