On Monday May 24th 2021, the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah together with Marine Police and National Security upon a tip off, conducted an operation on whin river at Emridane, a village next to Mampong.
Though all the people had absconded at the time of their arrival, their excavator which was hidden in the bush were burnt to ashes.
Briefing wrreporters.com on the raid, the Minister said the illegal miners are in total breach of the red-light zones per the government’s directive. The water bodies and forest still remains a no go area for illegal miners.
He reiterated that the Nana Addo led administration is not giving up on the fight on illegal mining (Galamsey) until our lands and river bodies are save from destruction. “At least that will save guard humanity and provide better future for the unborn generation.”
In a related development, the Municipal Chief Eexecutive for Tarkwa also carried out a similar operation on the Bonsa River the same day destroying some ‘Chanfan’ machines used in the illegal act.