8 Arrested Over Galamsey In Banda Nkwanta

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The Ghana Armed Forces have arrested eight suspected illegal miners at Banda Nkwanta in the West Gonja District of the Savannah Region.

The arrests come after military personnel were deployed to fight against illegal mining following the relaunch of Operation Halt II.

The eight suspects have been handed over to the Banda Nkwanta District Police for further investigations.

Operations

A statement released by the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces revealed that Operation Halt II was conducted at Kade, Ofoase, Oda and Pra Anom along the banks of rivers Birim and Pra, which constituted the Southern Command Area of their Operational Responsibility.

The operation also covered Yawkrom, Agroyesum and Takorase along the River Offin in the Central Command Area of their Operational Responsibility.

“Following these successful operations, there has been a gradual improvement in the turbidity of these rivers,” the statement said.

Excavators

The statement also revealed that within the period of Tuesday, October 11, 2022, to Monday, October 31, 2022, the team seized 30 excavators, destroyed four and immobilised four others on site.

The operation also covered Yawkrom, Agroyesum and Takorase along the River Offin in the Central Command Area of their Operational Responsibility.

“Following these successful operations, there has been a gradual improvement in the turbidity of these rivers,” the statement said.

Excavators

The statement also revealed that within the period of Tuesday, October 11, 2022, to Monday, October 31, 2022, the team seized 30 excavators, destroyed four and immobilised four others on site.

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