This weekend the inter-Ministerial Task Force on the illegal mining clashed with some military men who were providing protection for a licensed mining company called Nawara Mining Company.
According to source, the mining company is said to be allegedly engaged in illegal operations alluvial mining methods at Nsuaprem in the Fanteakwa in the Eastern Region along River Birim.
Miners were said to be polluting the River Birim by washing the minerals on a generated makeshift platform and directing remains into the river.
On arrival of the task force , when they decided to take actions according to the rules and regulations of illegal mining Military force guarding the operations made attempts to prevent them from taking videos.
The task force however succeeded in their operations by seizing the mining equipments and all processed minerals on the scene as their duty.
The Chief of the inter-ministerial task force, Ohene Agyekum told miners“So our duty is when we move about and see anything like this (that goes against mining rules and regulations) we have to take all the equipment straight to Accra and you’ll have to come there to explain yourselves,”.
After, Chief of Akyem Heman, Osabarima Mmirikisi Okasum Apory Atta also told Eratus that even though Nawara Mining Company is licensed, the law still prevents them from destroying the buffer zone at Abirem.