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200 soldiers deployed to remove persons mining in water bodies

Two hundred (200) soldiers have been deployed as part of an operation to remove all persons and logistics involved in mining in Ghana’s water bodies. The soldiers were deployed on the orders of the President Akufo-Addo.

The exercise started on Wednesday April 28, 2021, on the River Pra in the Central and Western Region.

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In a statement issued by the information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed forces will provide a detailed brief of developments and sustainability efforts on Friday, 30th April 2021.

Below is a copy of the statement issued by the Information Minister

May be an image of ‎text that says '‎Ghana Republic MINISTRY INFORMATION ACCRA STATEMENT In furtherance resolutions the final communique, the Stakeholder Dialogue Small Scale Mining April 2021 and ensure that mining within water bodies immediately stopped; the President the Republic, Nana Dankwa Addo, has authorized the Ghana Armed Forces, commence operation, remove persons and logistics involved from Ghana's water bodies. mining The operation commenced 0600 hours Wednesday, April 2021 on Prain the Central and Vestern regions Ghana. Hundred (200) officers Ghana Armed Forces involved operation. -END- The Ministry Defence Armed will provide detailed developments sustainability efforts 1200 hours on 30th 2021. ognalുصകക OPPONG NKRUMAH MINISTER‎'‎

 

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