Government has taken the fight against illegal mining in the country to another level through the use of high technological penetration
Apart from procuring drones for surveillance purposes in designated places where the practices is deemed pervasive, government has gone a step further by training personnel who will man these drones and other related gadgets and equipment in a project to be rolled out soon
The move forms part of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s quest to combat illegal mining activities which have impacted adversely on the environment, and particularly resulting in the destruction on otherwise arable land and water bodies.
While prioritizing the safety of the environment, the president has also seen the need to reshape how mining activities are conducted with the view to eliminating all forms of adverse effects on the environment, particularly water bodies
The cardinal purpose of the drones according to BestNewsGH.com sources within the committee mandated to ensure the protection of the environment against illegal mining is to ensure that designated areas that are deemed no-go area are not strayed into, by these illegal miners
The drones according to the Charles Bissue led taskforce will be deployed to the various mining sites across the country to ensure real time monitoring of all activities in these mining sites to allow for speedy and timely interventions as and when the need arises to degrade the environment.