The Ghana Armed Forces has re-activated Operation Halt II to flush out illegal small-scale miners from some major river bodies and forest reserves in Ashanti, Eastern, Western and Western North Regions.
The initiative which had support from the Navy and Air Force have so far cleared a total of two hundred and thirty (230) platforms and three hundred and sixty-five (365) Changfan machines covering a total distance of two hundred and sixty-seven (267) kilometers stretch of the rivers Pra and Offin and their tributaries.
In a press release issued by the Ghana Armed Forces on September 27, 2021, a total of one hundred and ten (110) platforms and one hundred and eighty-five (185) Changfan machines have been destroyed on river Offin, covering a distance of approximately one hundred and fourteen (114) kilometers.
The Ghana Armed Forces wish to advise all persons engaged in illegal mining, especially along the country’s river bodies and our forest reserves, to desist from these criminal activities which is seriously destroying our environment or risk being severely dealt with according to the laws of the nation.
Read the full press statement below:
Source: hbtvghana.com/ Amos Ekow Coffie