3 Illegal Miners Arrested Along Offin, Subin Rivers
The Upper Denkyira West District Security Council in the Central region in its effort to also clamp down on illegal mining in the enclave has arrested three illegal miners along the Offin and Subin rivers. Changfang machines, water pumping machines, and other mining equipment retrieved from the suspects were all also destroyed to
discourage other illegal miners from returning to site. The District Chief Executive for Upper Denkyira West, Mr. Richmond Koduah, who led the operation in an interview with the media said that the government is committed to ending the illegal mining menace in the country. He then added that the Assembly will also go all out to help the
government succeed in its quest to end the illegal activities. We found a group of young men engaging in illegal mining activities on the Offin and the Subin river respectively and we swiftly proceeded to the area to cause their arrest, he told newsmen. Mr. Koduah warned individuals and groups in the illegal mining business to
stop the harmful activities saying anyone caught would not be spared. He also made a passionate appeal to the government to support the District with resources to fight illegal mining.