The Ghanaian government has deployed additional 400 soldiers to beef up the fight against illegal mining on water bodies in the West African country.
According to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the government has moved into phase two of the fight that began a week ago.
“The Ghana Armed Forces have commenced a second phase of Operation Halt II aimed at removing all persons and logistics involved in mining on water bodies. The new phase of the operation focuses on the tributaries of the Pra river which have also been significantly affected by the activities of illegal miners,” the statement said.
The statement added: “The Ghana Armed Forces have also commenced armed patrols of the Pra river itself. The operation is being undertaken by four hundred (400) men all ranks The public is advised to stay away from mining in water bodies to avoid any action by the force.”
Source: Daily Mail GH