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[N] Akyem Asuom: Ursula Named Nkosuohemaa
[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah


[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing


[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ˘12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims


[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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General News

[ 2017-04-19 ]

Security agencies will flush out galamsey operators – Lands Minister
The Lands and Natural Resources Minister says the
government will deploy law enforcement officers
across the country to apprehend defiant galamsey

John Peter Amewu told Joy News Wednesday the
illegal miners who have defied government’s
directive to abandon their activities are engaging
in “lawlessness.”

He said the deployment of security men forms part
of several actions by the Ministry to clamp down
on activities of illegal miners that are
destroying the country's water bodies.

Wednesday marks the end of the Ministry's 21-day
ultimatum to galamsey operators to end their
activities or be prosecuted if they are arrested.
Deputy Lands Minister, Benito Owusu-Bio told Joy
News Tuesday the anti-galamsey campaign which
begun in February has started yielding results
after some 75 excavators were turned in by some of
the miners.

The apparent success comes at a time there is
mounting pressure on government to save the
remaining water bodies and forest reserves from
the illegal miners.

There are reports that Ghana's neighbours are also
bearing the brunt of the galamsey activities.
Science and Technology Minister, Professor
Frimpong Boateng had said he was approached by
some Ivorian officials when he attended a
conference in the country.

The Minister said the Ivorian officials took
advantage of his presence in their country to hold
a press conference to register their displeasure
about galamsey in Ghana.

But the anti-galamsey campaign is leading to a
diplomatic row between Ghana and Chinese
government who believes the campaign was an attack
on its nationals.

A letter from the Chinese community in Ghana has
cautioned government to curtail bad reports about
its nationals in the media over the galamsey
issue. A Ghanaian businessman who spoke to Joy
News on a condition of anonymity said they are
being victimised by Chinese Customs officials
because of the anti-galamsey campaign.

But Mr Peter Amewu said government will carry
through with the fight to end galamsey in Ghana by
using the new drafted Multilateral Mining
Agreement policy.

He said they are compiling a list of illegal
miners who have complied with government's
directive so that they would be helped to secure
contracts on some prospected lands.

"As a Ministry, we are not against Ghanaians
mining, but we will accept those who will mine in
an environmentally sustainable manner," he said.

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