On Monday, 24th May 2021, I, together with the Marine Police and National Security stormed Emerɛdane, a community next to Mampong in the Western Region to conduct an operation against illegal mining on the Whin River. We received intelligence from a Chief and we responded accordingly.

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Though the miners unfortunately upon leaked information absconded, their excavators that were hidden in bushes were found and demolished because it was a total breach of the red light zones per the government’s directive.

I will urge all to heed to the call from the President to desists from such acts because we will not allow anyone to engage in it. I will still admonish all to note that, our water bodies and forest still remains a no go area for illegal miners.

Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah, Western Regional Minister and MP, Takoradi Constituency.

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