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Court grants six illegal miners bail

Six illegal miners arrested in the Dormaa East District of the Bono Region have each been granted GH¢150,000.00 bail with one surety to be justified for engaging in small-scale mining without licence. They are Ato Benjamin Kofi Boakye, 52, a farmer, Francis Akanyanga, 21, a farmer, and Inu­sah Abdulai, 20, …

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E/R: One arrested as illegal miners open fire on MUSEC

Some illegal miners reportedly opened fire on Abuakwa North Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) during anti-galamsey operation Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The MUSEC team led by the Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Umar Bodinga, comprised the Tafo District Police Command Superintendent Isaac Ampofo and personnel from National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) who stormed …

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Bekwai Court remands two Oda Reserve illegal miners

The Bekwai Circuit Court has remanded two people who allegedly engaged in illegal mining activities, popularly known as “galemsey” in the Oda Forest Reserve, into Police custody. Victor Olitey, 19 and Sonta Thanga, 23, have denied conspiring to undertake small scale mining without authority from the Minerals Commission. They will …

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Two jailed for mining in Desiri Forest Reserve

The Nkawie Circuit Court has sentenced two illegal miners caught prospecting for gold in the Desiri Forest Reserve to three years imprisonment each. The court also confiscated four motorbikes used by 42-year-old Kwabena Yeboah and his 41-year-old accomplice, Akwasi Yeboah in the illegal activity. The duo were arrested by a …

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