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2 notorious illegal miners nabbed in Dormaa

2 notorious illegal miners nabbed in Dormaa

2 notorious illegal miners nabbed in Dormaa

Stephen Ansu and his accomplice were arrested at an illegal

mining site during a swoop, the Bono Regional Minister

led by Justina Owusu-Banahene.

Damoah is said to have harbored and sponsored several

illegal miners to undertake the ‘galamsey’ activities at various

sites at Nkrankwanta, Wamfie and Dormaa-Ahenkro in the region.

The taskforce retrieved from him two locally made guns,

several cartridges, pumping machines and other

small scale mining tools and equipment.

Ms Owusu-Banahene told Newsmen the special taskforce force

was set up to control illegal mining and logging in the region

as part of government’s efforts to control the menace in the country.

The Regional Minister noted the devastating effects on

illegal mining and logging were enormous and called on

traditional authorities, assembly members and everybody

to support the nationwide fight against the practice.

“We cannot allow these miscreants in the society to continue to

destroy our river bodies and deplete our forest resources

with their unscrupulous activities”, she said and added the

taskforce would require support from all citizens

to bring the situation under control.

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“This is why the government has decentralized the fight

against galamsey, illegal logging and lumbering going on

in our forest reserves, and we require support from everybody to bring

the situation under the barest minimum”, Ms Owusu-Banahene stated.

She added the Green Ghana project introduced by the government to

encourage people to plant, water and nurture trees would be in vain,

if activities of illegal chainsaw operators were not brought under control,

and called on the media to help intensify

the campaign against environmental degradation.

 

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