illegal mining

A Chief and his brother have been arrested for galamsey

The police have detained the Sefwi Elubo chief in the Western North Region for engaging in illegal mining. Nana Anini Baffour was arrested on Friday, September 16 together with his brother, Kwadwo Affi. They were detained after the police looked into a video of their actions. In the video, it can be seen that some town compound homes have been damaged by unauthorized miners’ operations. In a statement released on Saturday, September 17, the police stated, “Investigation has thus far ...[Read More]

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]

Missing Ellembelle excavator recovered; DCE, 3 others arrested

A team of Western Region operations and intelligence police officers recovered one of the excavators reported missing in the Ellembelle District. The police said in a social media post on Wednesday that the excavator was discovered several kilometers away in a forest within the district during their operations on Tuesday, September 6. The Service is currently conducting an investigation to recover the other excavator and bring all those responsible to justice. Meanwhile, Kwasi Bonzo, the Distric...[Read More]