Redeploy Military to support galamsey fight in forest reserves — Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission has called for the immediate redeployment of the military to help halt illegal mining and other destructive activities in forest reserves across the country. The commission said the withdrawal of the military from the fight against galamsey in forest reserves since 2022 had emboldened illegal miners to wreak havoc on forest reserves […]

Government committed to ending galamsey with small scale community mining schemes – Mireku Duker

Government says it is committed to ending illegal mining with the establishment of small-scale community mining schemes.  According to Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker, illegal mining generally occurs in abandoned shafts or within improperly closed mines. He said government will implement intermediate and permanent measures to manage these sites and […]

727 On trial for galamsey — A-G

A total of 727 individuals are currently standing trial across the country over their alleged involvement in illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, the Attorney-General (A-G) and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has disclosed. According to the A-G, the 727 individuals were involved in 117 cases pending before various High Courts and Circuit Courts. […]

Missing excavators: Police probe Frimpong-Boateng’s allegations

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Ghana Police Service to commence investigations into allegations made by a former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, concerning the engagement of some New Patriotic Party (NPP) bigwigs in illegal mining activities, popularly  known as “galamsey”. The President gave the directive last week, and […]

Chiefs commend Mamponghene for stance against illegal mining in the traditional area

Sub chiefs of Asante-Mampong Traditional Area have commended Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, the Paramount Chief of the Asante-Mampong and the Occupant of the Silver Stool of Asanteman for mooting the idea not to entertain illegal mining (galamsay) in the traditional area. The commendation was made by the Gyaasehene, Nana Boakye-Yiadom Atonsa on behalf of the […]