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Western Regional Minister explains why he responded to ‘missing GH¢17m galamsey money’ report

https://youtu.be/lySlvP5jN7U?t=132 The Western Regional Minister has explained why he responded to a social media post alleging a missing GH¢17 galamsey money. The post, which went viral on social...
Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II delivering a lecture on "Contemporary challenges in US and Africa relations" at the University of Memphis, in the United States of America Thursday evening [May 5, 2022] / photo credit: @victorayitey*

Asantehene scolds chiefs for failing to report galamsey destruction

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is questioning the neutrality of his chiefs in illegal mining activities. He questioned why the chiefs under his authority...

Whistle blowers remanded for reporting 'galamsey chief'

Three residents of Ntronan in the Abirem North district have been remanded in prison custody by the New Abirem police for reporting a chief...

Galamsey linked to kidney failures; 65 cases reported in Tarkwa

Authorities of the Central Regional Hospital have disclosed, they are recording increasing cases of kidney infection from persons linked to illegal mining. Hospital authorities believe...

Defence Ministry to submit report on ‘galamsey soldiers’ to President

The Defence Ministry will this morning (Friday) present a report on its investigations into alleged involvement of the Armed Forces in illegal mining to...

Chiefs, politicians, others cited in BNI report on galamsey

Some chiefs and political figures in the country have been cited in a report by the Bureau of National Investigations for involvement in illegal...

Chiefs, politicians, others cited in BNI report on galamsey

Some chiefs and political figures in the country have been cited in a report by the Bureau of National Investigations for involvement in illegal...

Sefwi Akuraa: Lifeless body of missing 3-year-old girl found floating in galamsey pit

The lifeless body of a three-year-old girl who went missing at Sefwi Akuraa, a farming community in the Amenfi West area of the Western...

Kramokrom residents bemoan galamsey activities destroying farms

Residents of Kramokrom in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region are urgently calling on the government to intervene and halt the devastating...

Mahama will still grant amnesty to convicted ‘galamsey’ miners – Aide

A Special Aide for former President John Mahama has said that his next government will look into granting amnesty to alleged illegal miners awaiting...

Galamsey, smuggling and bad weather slash Ghana’s cocoa revenue by $500m

Illegal mining activities, unfavourable weather conditions, the swollen shoot virus disease, and rampant smuggling have caused a significant shortfall in Ghana's cocoa revenue for...

Galamsey, smuggling and bad weather slash Ghana’s cocoa revenue by $500m

Illegal mining activities, unfavourable weather conditions, the swollen shoot virus disease, and rampant smuggling have caused a significant shortfall in Ghana's cocoa revenue for...

‘Galamseyers’ allegedly attack military officer at Wassa Akyempim

A military officer, identified as Timothy Adzakosi, has reportedly been assaulted by unknown individuals believed to be involved in illegal mining at Wassa Akyempim...

Amenfi East NPP PC reacts to claims of endorsing ‘galamsey’

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Amenfi East Parliamentary candidate, Ernest Frimpong, has dismissed claims of endorsing illegal mining popularly known as galamsey and also...

Man accused of galamsey granted ¢150K bail

The Nkawie Circuit Court has granted GH₵150,000.00 bail with two sureties to an unemployed man, accused of engaging in illegal mining at Kobeng in...
Chinese busted for mining at River Pra

‘Chinese galamseyers’ often released due to lack of interpreters – Forestry Commission

The Deputy Greater Accra Regional Manager of the Forestry Commission, George Agbenowoshi, has revealed that the courts often release Chinese nationals arrested for illegal...
KIA Rhino Carrying Galamsey Equipment Crashes into Sehwi Juaboso Magistrate Court

Truck carrying galamsey equipment crashes into Sehwi Juaboso Magistrate court [Photos]

A KIA Rhino truck with registration number AS 9184-20, allegedly loaded with mining equipment has crashed into the Sehwi Juaboso Magistrate Court at Juaboso...

Ring cocoa prices may impact sweet tooth – SBM Intelligence report

Executive summary The global cocoa industry faces unprecedented challenges as cocoa supplies tighten and prices surge, impacting chocolate manufacturers and consumers worldwide. Oxfam reports that the...

Two JHS pupils drown in abandoned galamsey pit at Abasewa

Two Junior High School(JHS) final year pupils have died after falling in an abandoned galamsey pit at Dunkwa-Abasewa in the Upper Denkyira East District...

Miner dead after galamsey pit caves in at Hwiremoase

A 30-year-old illegal miner has lost his life at a galamsey site at Dampayaw mountain near Hwiremoase in the Adansi Asokwa district of...

Political interference fuels galamsey in forest reserves – District Managers cry out

Forest reserves in the country remain under siege by illegal miners in spite of efforts by the rapid response team of the Forestry Commission...

Police officer dies after vehicle falls into river at galamsey site

A police officer, identified as Constable Prince Amoah met an untimely death during a routine patrol in Enchi-Kwawu in the Aowin Municipality of the...

Galamsey menace reflects a lack of integrity in leadership – Ablakwa

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, argued that the illegal mining menace in the country has gone on for years because...

Man, 40, allegedly shot dead at galamsey site at Nsuaem

Kofi Yeboah, a 40-year-old, also known as Ogaame, has been fatally shot at a galamsey site in Nsuaem no 2, located in the Bosome...

Community mining scheme not a cover-up for galamsey – Mireku Duker

The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker has dismissed allegations that the government is setting up community mining schemes to...

Illegal miner dies in ‘galamsey’ pit

A 28-year-old illegal miner has, reportedly, lost his life after a deep pit, in which he was mining suddenly caved in on him. The...

NDC challenges OSP’s claim that Adu Boahen committed no crime in ‘Galamsey Economy’ exposé

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has chastised the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) for closing its investigation into allegations of corruption involving Charles...
Former Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Charles Adu Boahen

OSP issues corruption report on Charles Adu Boahen

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has closed its investigation into corruption allegations levelled against former Minister of State at the Finance Ministry,...

A whole Ghanaian state lacks capacity to stop galamsey? – Justice Atuguba quizzes

A retired justice of the Supreme Court, William Atuguba, has expressed shock at the inability of the state with all the power and resources...

Galamsey fight: I was confident of Akufo-Addo’s support but I was wrong – Frimpong-Boateng

Former Environment Minister, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has expressed his disillusionment with the lack of support from President Akufo-Addo in the battle against illegal small-scale...

Anti-galamsey taskforce commander shot in Eastern region

The Commander of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners Task Force, Patrick Don-Chebe has survived gunshots by galamsey operators during their routine...

Galamsey: Sammy Gyamfi submits RTI requests to AG, EPA, and others

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, is not reneging on his quest to ensure all persons behind galamsey...

I’ve outdone you – Godfred Dame tells NDC on ‘galamsey’ fight

Attorney General (AG) and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, says he has recorded greater success in the fight against illegal mining also known...

Akufo-Addo, Bawumia active promoters of galamsey – NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has blamed President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the destruction caused by illegal mining known in...
Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

Galmsey report: Prof Frimpong-Boateng is bitter – MP

Member of Parliament for Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro, Sylvester Tetteh has descended on the chairman of the erstwhile Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Prof. Kwabena...

Every rational person knows the AG report is a lie – NDC man

Deputy Bono Regional Director of Communications for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Eric Adjei, has lashed out at the Attorney General (AG) over his...
Former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

I’m not surprised, even Akufo-Addo downplayed my report – Frimpong Boateng replies AG

Former Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng says he is not surprised that the Office of the Attorney General said...

Galamsey site security man drowns in River Pra

A galamsey site security man has met his untimely death after a canoe he was using hit a boulder on River Pra at Twifo...

18-year-old boy shot dead, two others injured at galamsey site in Juaboso

An 18-year-old boy has been shot dead and two others injured by security personnel of some Chinese illegal miners in Abrokofe, a community in...

Galamsey devours Asarekrom; community deity not spared

Asarekrom, a farming community in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region, is literally bleeding as the community has been completely taken over...