The Anti-Galamsey Taskforce, and police have arrested four Galamsey (illegal mining) Operators at Twifu Praso in the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District for engaging in galamsey activities in the area.
The suspects: Musah Wangara, 34, Isaac Owusu, 48, Musah Alhassan, 27, and William Toku, 34, are currently in the Twifu Praso police custody pending further investigation.
Guns, and other dangerous weapons were retrieved from them.
Other equipment used in the illegal mining activities were set ablaze by the taskforce, which was led by the District Chief Executive and the District Police Commander.
The raid took place in Communities including Maafi Wawase, Darmang, and Kojokrom, where the galamseyers had been operating and destroying the Pra River.
The District Chief Executive, Robert Agyemang in an interview with Kasapa News Yaw Boagyan said, he has tried several measures to stop the activities of illegal miners in the district since he become the District Chief Executive, but all have proved futile.
He said the taskforce will make sure all the Galamsey sites in the district are set ablaze to protect the water bodies in the community.
“Anyone who decides to set up illegal mining equipment will not have an easy time with us,” he added.
Mr. Agyemang urged the people in the community to come together to support the assembly in the fight against galamsey activities.
The assembly lamented the difficulties it faces in the fight against illegal mining.
“We don’t have any devices to monitor the activities of illegal mining.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is doing its best, but we hope they can provide us with a speedboat to monitor the activities around the Pra River,” the DCE said.
Source: Kasapafmonline.com/Yaw Boagyan