Lands Ministry: Staff arrested over extortion

A member of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources staff were detained for extorting more than GH$200,000 from illegal miners. The Deputy Lands Minister, George Mireku Duker, gave the order to arrest the employee, Gabriel Sarpong. He was allegedly using the Deputy Minister’s name to illegally collect money from miners for mining-related purposes. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, saw the arrest of Gabriel Sarpong thanks to a tip from a companion. All of the accusations of fraud made agains...[Read More]