3 NDC, 2 NPP Members Arrested In Galamsey Swoop

Some unidentified members of the two biggest political parties arrested during anti-galamsey patrol

The anti-galamsey force has affirmed the capture of five people corresponding to illicit mining at Akwatia in the Eastern Region.

Talking on Joy FM’s Newsnite Wednesday, the leader of the Special Monitoring, Evacuation and Operation Team of Operation Vanguard, Nana Yaw Boadu affirmed the captured people were subsidiary to the two greatest political groups.

Two of them are New Patriotic Party (NPP) individuals and three are the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) individuals, Mr Boadu, said.

He didn’t unveil the identity of the people however included Members of aisle from the two sides of the passageway are additionally on their radar in the battle against unlawful mining.

He said tools, including excavators, were seized from them and they would before long be sent to Accra.

He said 20 excavators were seized from the illicit diggers yet just 10 have been sent to the police headquarters because of immobility of the others.

He had before said the activity occurred at Apraman and the tools moved to the police headquarters there, yet when questioned further, said the activity occurred at Akwatia in the Eastern Region.

In the mean time, the quest is still on for some detailed missing excavators which have been seized from illicit miners.

Media reports put the figure at about 500 missing excavators however Local Government Minister and individual from the Inter-Ministerial Committee against Illegal Mining, Alima Mahama said the number is 34.

Addressing writers outside the parliamentary chamber, she said the issue came about when an audit was dispatched identifying with some held onto excavators at an area in Tema.

The audit, she said uncovered the excavators were missing. She said investigation concerning their vanishing is in progress and the general population would be educated once they are finished.

Galamsey, however, compromises water security of the nation, experts state, with the Ghana Water Company Limited saying, they may need to proportion water in certain parts of the nation should the illegal mining proceed.

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