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Man, 40 drowns in a ‘galamsey’ pit at Woroworoso

A 40-year-old man, Louis Sabala has reportedly drowned in a galamsey pit at Woroworoso in the Amansei Central district of Ashanti region. According to reports, the deceased together with other young men went to an illegal mining site in search of gold. The Odikro of Woroworoso, Nana Kwame Tano confirmed …

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Open galamsey pits swallow community members

Scores of uncovered pits left behind by illegal miners are posing a serious threat to residents of those mining communities. While many people have fallen into those pits, leading to their untimely death, others are living dangerously, as the abandoned pits serve as death traps, looking for prey. Additionally, the …

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Galamsey Fight: Lands ministers to appear before parliament

Mr Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, the Deputy Majority Leader, says the Leadership of Parliament is in discussions with the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to update the country on the ongoing fight against illegal mining. Presenting the Business Statement of the House for the Eighth Week of the First Meeting …

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Boy drowns in abandoned galamsey pit near Konongo

File photo A 13-year-old boy has drowned in an abandoned illegal mining pit while trying to save his younger brother at Patriensa close to Konongo in the Ashanti region. Residents say his death brings to four children who have drowned in the over 100 pits abandoned in the area in …

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265 mining equipment destroyed over galamsey – Duker

  Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, George mireku Duker, has revealed that 265 mining equipment have been destroyed. He added that 26 illegal miners have also been arrested since the operation halt illegal mining was launched. He made this known at a media briefing on Wednesday, December 8. …

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PHOTOS: ‘Galamsey’ equipment destroyed on Ankobra River

The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has led a team of police on an exercise to stop illegal mining activities on the Ankobra River. The exercise was done in collaboration with the Nzema East Municipal Security Council and  the National anti-illegal mining taskforce. The exercise follows reports that illegal mining activities …

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Galamsey pit caves in on two SHS students

Two students have died in a galamsey pit at Akyem Asiakwa in Abuakwa South Municipality in the Eastern region. The two victims were a final year student of St Stephen’s Senior High Technical School (STEPSS) in Asiakwa and a continuing student of Begoro Presbyterian Senior High school. The incident occured …

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