One more body has been pulled out of the collapsed mining pit at Kyekyewere in the Central region, bringing the number of bodies collected out of the pit to 18.
The taskforce which carried out the rescue mission began the process of closing the pits over the weekend. Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini said a mass burial will be held tomorrow for the deceased.
Speaking on the AM Show on MULTI TV, Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, hinted that illegalising small scale mining will culminate into the formation of a mining association to partner government in regulating the sector.
He however indicated that although they will be buried on the same day, they will not be buried in the same grave.
17 bodies of illegal miners popularly called “galamsey operators” were retrieved from an abandoned mine pit which caved in on them, last Monday 5th April.
The collapsed pit is one of many abandoned by the God First Enterprise Mining Company at Dunkwaw-Kyekyewere.
The victims consist of 15 males and two females, including a couple. Seven of the deceased are natives of Amoafo while the remaining nine are from Kyekyewere.
A Second year student of the Dunkwa Secondary Technical School, Clement Abugri, and his mother identified only as Ayishetu, were among the victims.