The Operation Halt II team has arrested some illegal miners and decommissioned galamsey equipment at Wassa Dunkwa through to Asankragua in the Western Region.

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This was as part of a three-day operation being spearheaded by a Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker on the Tano River.

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The team on the first day of the operations led by Brigadier General Amoah Ayisi conducted a successful swoop on some galamsey sites.

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Addressing the media at Wassa Dunkwa, Mr Duker commended the military for the swift action and condemned the negative activities of the illegal miners.

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He further indicated that, government will continue to fight against the menace which has become a burden on state coffers.

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The Government through the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has launched a relentless war against the illegal mining activities with the aim among others of Sanitising the mining sector particularly small-scale mining operations and its resolve to also protect the country’s lands, forest and water bodies.

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