The Savannah Regional Minister, Saeed Muhazu Jibril, has indicated that the operation by the Military, the Regional Security Council and the Minerals Commission to eradicate illegal miners on the Black Volta was still on course.
This follows an updated report he received from the Six Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), the Savannah Regional Security Council and the Minerals Commission on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
In the report, areas such as Jama, Jugboi and Bamboi in the Savannah Region have all been cleared of illegal miners.
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, last Friday, briefed the media of the operations on the Black Volta and assured of the government’s determination to clamp down on illegal miners on the river.
The Minister gave the assurance that the Ministerial Coordinating Committee on illegal mining was fully determined to halt illegal mining activities along the major rivers and waterbodies, which have been declared ‘Red Zones’ by the government.
Edem Agblevor, ISD