News reaching us indicates that President Akufo-Addo has given an order for the deployment of soldiers to mining areas to clamp down on activities by illegal miners.
The soldiers, numbering 200 have been poled together to undertake this operation which started on Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021, at 6am.
The deployed soldiers are expected to remove all those engaging in the illegal act and also destroy the logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies.
The operation started on River Pra in the Central and Western regions.
According to a communique sighted by Ghanaarticles.com, the operation, was ordered by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The statement also noted that the Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed forces will provide a detailed brief of developments and sustainability efforts at 12pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.
See the full statement below