Saturday, May 18, 2013

Upper East regional minister calls for immediate halt on galamsey in the region

Upper East regional minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohamed-Muniru, has directed all illegal galamsey operators in the region to stop operating with effect from Thursday May 16.

Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru gave the directive when he visited some mining areas in the Talensi and Bawku West Districts to ascertain the situations there.

Small-scale gold mining has become rampant in the area of Tongo, Sheaga, Duusi, Pelengu and other small villages.

The effect of this being that, trees on lands with gold deposits are being fell creating huge trenches and dug–outs that renders the land more at

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