President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has instructed the military to remove all persons and mining equipment from all water bodies across the country, effective Wednesday 28 April 2021.
In a statement issued and signed by the Minister of Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said 200 military officers have so far been deployed for the exercise.
According to the Information Minister, the directive is coming barely two weeks after a two-day National Stakeholder Dialogue on Small Scale Mining in Accra to find solution to the illegal mining menace.
Below is the statement: