Government on Monday, 31 July 2017 deployed a joint military and police officers to help fight the illegal small scale mining (galamsey) in the country.
The deployment of the military is a move to intensify the fight against the menace.
A deputy Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah revealed this in a tweet on Monday, 31 July 2017.
In a seprate tweet, he said “At 09:00hours July 31, the fight against irresponsible mining goes a notch higher with the deployment of troops to enforce the law.”
The Akufo-Addo government has resolved to uproot galamsey which is destroying water bodies, forests, and crop farms. The crusade is being led by Lands and Natural Resources Minister John Peter Amewu who says the “government is not anti-mining at all but we are a government that believes that the current methodology that is applied in the process is wrong, cruel and wicked to human generations in this country”.