Chief of Defence staff lauds soldiers for sacking illegal miners off the River Pra.

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) said it is committed in dealing with issue of illegal mining.

According to GAF, it has made significant measures to control the illegal mining activities along river Pra in three days upon its operation along the river side.

Speaking to personnel on the field during a visit, the Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama expressed so much gratitude at the work done.

“I came to visit the troops in the field and deliver a special ‘mission accomplishment’ for the efforts they have put in place in dealing with menace of illegal mining ,particularly on the water bodies.

I am highly satisfied with what they have been able to achieve within three days.

They have cleared the River pra all the way from estuary up to Twifo Praso”.

“The GAF is ever ready to defend the territorial integrity of the nation “he said.

The president developed about 200 military personnel to flush out the illegal miners destroying the water bodies.

The government has therefore renewed its commitment to fight illegal mining at a National Consultative Dialogue on small scale mining ,where stakeholders charged the government to take steps to strictly apply the country’s mining laws.

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