Three illegal miners including two chinese nationals and their Ghanaian accomplice have been arrested at Bosuso in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern...
Three illegal miners including two chinese nationals and their Ghanaian accomplice have been arrested at Bosuso in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern Region.
The three,were arrested Tuesday October 30,2018 by a joint task -force of Police and NADMO officials in the area after a tip off.They were arrested red-handed mining in a cocoa farm without authorization by the farm owner.
The Suspects have been handed over to the Akyem Tafo District Police command.
The government of Ghana has placed a ban on illegal mining and small Scale mining almost two years now.A joint military and Police task- force known as operation Vanguard was subsequently formed to clampdown on recalcitrant who defy the ban.
Over 2000 illegal miners were arrested since the ban came into force while hundreds of excavators and water pumping machines confiscated .
Many of the culprits have been prosecuted with the exception of the close to 200 Chinese arrested whose prosecution are always interfered by government officials .
However,many illegal miners continue to operate at the blind side of law enforcers particularly in the Atewa Forest Reserve.
Therefore environmentalist including the Dean of Development Studies at the Presbyterian University College, Dr.Edward Wiafe have warned government to thread cautiously in attempt to lift the ban on illegal mining to avert resurfacing of the initial wanton destruction of the environment which triggered the ban.