Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Mpraeso Court shocks Operation vanguard Taskforce as it Orders release seized items to chinese arrested mining in a river
The Mpraeso Circuit Court Presided Over by Her Honour Mariam Sinare on Thursday  ordered Operation Vanguard Task-force to release seized mining equipments and items retrieved from Chinese Nationals arrested for engaging in illegal mining in a river. The accused persons were subsequently  granted bail in the sum of GHC... Read more
Operation Vanguard must begin to gundown illegal miners -1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament
  The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, is suggesting that ,Operation Vanguard Task force deployed to mining regions of Ghana to clamp down on illegal miners  must begin to deal ruthless towards recalcitrant illegal  miners still operating despite ban on their activities . According to Joe Osei Owusu ,the... Read more
Remain focus despite criticism -President tells Operation Vanguard
President Akufo-Addo has urged members of the government’s anti-galamsey task-force Operation Vanguard in the Eastern Region, to remain focused despite criticisms of their operations. He said he was proud about their work, and encouraged them not to be disturbed by the allegations by some Ghanaians they were conniving with... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard puts seven illegal miners possesing explosives in court
Seven illegal miners have been put before the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for engaging in illegal mining in Nyafomang Forest Reserve in the Birim North District of the Eastern region . The accused persons are AKwasi Suley ,Salifu Zungudana ,Tsanor Victor, Narh Stephen ,Samuel Boafo,Okyere Prince and Nicholas Asokora... Read more
Illegal Miner Grabs ‘Balls’ Of Operation Vanguard Member
A member of the Operation Vanguard team operating in the Eastern region had his manhood grabbed and violently pulled by an illegal miner who was part of a gang mining on a river in the Akyem enclave. The illegal Miner, Totimeh Sylvester, allegedly grabbed and pulled balls of the... 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
KMA to launch ‘Operation keep the city clean’ campaign
    The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Osei Asibey-Antwi, has vowed to go the extra mile to rid the city of filth and bring back its beautiful scenery. In line with this, he said, the assembly would soon launch what he termed “Operation keep the city clean”... Read more
Ghana: Communities protest against Indian Salt company over negative environmental impact of operation
Residents of some communities in the Ketu South municipality of the Volta region of Ghana have staged  demonstration  in protest against  activities of  Kessington Salt Factory,  Indian Salt company operating in the area. The Protesters clad in red dress and headgears chanted war songs traditionally signifying the daring nature... Read more