Galamsey: Akufo-Addo Deploys 200 Soldiers . . . - Kwamena Duncan Cautions Them Against Being Corrupted

Soldiers have been deployed to remove all persons engaged in mining in waterbodies in Ghana.

The operation, which was ordered by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, commenced on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 6 am.

A total of 200 officers of the Ghana Armed Forces have been deployed.

The operation has started on River Pra in the Central and Western Regions.

The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah revealed this in a press statement issued on Wednesday reading ''in furtherance of the resolutions of the final communique, of the Stakeholder Dialogue on Small Scale Mining on April 14 -15, 2021 and to ensure that mining within water bodies is immediately stopped; the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has authorized the Ghana Armed Forces, to commence an operation, to remove all persons and logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies.

''The operation commenced at 0600 hours on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 on the River Pra in the Central and Western Regions of Ghana. Two Hundred (200) officers of the Ghana Armed Forces are involved in the operation.''

Former Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan has cautioned the 200 soldiers deployed to execute their task accordingly.

He warned them not to compromise on the job and allow themselves to be corrupted.

"We all want money. We all want to be rich but none of them should allow themselves to be corrupted . . . .it's a privilege selection. The nation has reposed confidence in you, don't compromise yourselves," he advised.