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Gold Fields ready to support responsible small-scale mining

Ghana Web 26 Jan 2022
Joshua Mortoti however admitted that some illegal small-scale miners were encroaching portions of its mining lease ... Despite reforms aimed at formalizing the sector, government's fight against illegal small-scale mining still has a long way to go.
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Lands Ministry investigates assault of mining taskforce members

Ghana News Agency 26 Jan 2022
Members of the taskforce, set up by the Ministry to aid the security services in the fight against illegal mining, were allegedly brutalised and arrested by some military officers when they, the taskforce, were sent to arrest illegal miners at Enchi in the Western North Region.
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Lands Ministry probes alleged military assault on mining taskforce

Modern Ghana 26 Jan 2022
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources says investigation into an alleged assault by some military officers on members of the Ministry 39;s taskforce sent to arrest illegal miners at Enchi in the Western North Region has commenced ... .
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Lands Ministry investigates alleged military assault on mining taskforce

Joy Online 25 Jan 2022
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is investigating an alleged assault by some military officers on members of the Ministry’s taskforce sent to arrest illegal miners at Enchi in the Western North Region.
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Ministry of Lands investigates alleged assault by military on mining taskforce

Joy Online 25 Jan 2022
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is investigating an alleged assault by some military officers on members of the Ministry’s taskforce sent to arrest illegal miners at Enchi in the Western North Region.
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More lands degraded by galamsey being reclaimed – Samuel Jinapor

Business Ghana 25 Jan 2022
Despite efforts at fighting illegal mining otherwise known as galamsey, the practice still persists, leaving its trails of abandoned pits that destroy lands and sometimes trap unsuspecting citizens ... Over 200 military personnel were deployed to flush out illegal miners destroying water bodies in the country under the Operation Halt campaign.
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Brazil's clearwater Tapajos river polluted by illegal gold mining

Reuters 25 Jan 2022
The illegal miners use mechanical shovels to knock down trees and dig pits, and dredging barges that vacuum river beds, sucking up mud and water as they search for gold.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com ... dumped into the Tapajos each year by the illegal miners.
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Mining: A minefield for Congress in Punjab

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022
Punjab government’s enforcement agencies have registered as many as 711 FIRs in illegal mining cases since April 1 last year till date under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 ... The enforcement directorate of mining was established to curb illegal mining, ...
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Officials too under scanner in illegal transit pass scam: CP

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022
“Issuing of the illegal transit passes is one aspect ... The five alleged illegal sand miners arrested by the crime branch have been identified as Surendra Sawarkar (Khapa), Ashish Gaur (Saoner), Piyush Burde (Khapa), Mahesh Chakole (Saoner) and Ishan Bangde (Saoner).
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Soldiers beat up government’s galamsey task force at Asankragwa

Ghana Web 25 Jan 2022
Illegal mining task force arrests two persons ... A lady who identified herself as Mabel Hammond working in the Office of the President told one of the soldiers that there were commissioned by the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker to apprehend illegal miners on and near water bodies and hand them over to the police.
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Brazil’s clearwater river polluted by illegal gold mining

The Rio Times 25 Jan 2022
Illegal miners use mechanical shovels to knock down trees and dig ...
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Central Asia blackout leaves millions without power

BBC News 25 Jan 2022
Millions of people were left without electricity on Tuesday when a huge power blackout hit cities in three Central Asian countries. Areas of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan were affected when a shared power line was disconnected ... Miners moved to Kazakhstan after crypto-currency mining was made illegal in China late last year ... .
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3 police officers, immigration officer interdicted for stealing from illegal miners

Ghana Web 24 Jan 2022
Arrested security officers found with items and monies belonging to miners ... They were arrested for reportedly stealing from the illegal miners during an operation ... The police also retrieved some smartphones belonging to the illegal miners from Constable Augustine Apraku and Constable Richmond Owusu.
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3 Police officers and Immigration officer interdicted for stealing

Joy Online 24 Jan 2022
On Monday, November 29, 2021, the said officers were arrested for stealing some belongings from illegal miners ... Whereas, Constable Augustine Apraku and Constable Richmond Owusu Ansah were found with smartphones belonging to the illegal miners ... .
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