On Friday, May 7, 2021 I conducted operations in Ellembelle district at an illegal mining site at Esiama. I was in force with the Chief Executive of the district, Hon. Kwasi Bonzoh, with the help from the Regional Security Coordinator.
We arrested one David Kwofie identified to be the leader/sponsor of the illegal miners and handed him over to the regional headquarters of Ghana police service for appropriate action.
The call from H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for collective action against illegal mining is still on. We will continue to fight this menace which has devastating effect on our water bodies.
Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah, Western Regional Minister and MP, Takoradi Constituency.