Four unlicensed miners were detained by the Anti-Galamsey Taskforce in the Twifo Atti-Morkwa region for participating in galamsey operations.
Two weapons were also recovered from them by the crew.
The taskforce, which was commanded by the District Chief Executive and the District Police Commander, also seized other equipment used in the unlawful mining operations.
The crew stormed numerous galamsey places within their authority under the direction of Robert Agyemang, the District Chief Executive for Twifo Atti-Morkwa.
The crew traveled to places where the galamseyers had been operating and polluting the Pra River, including Maafi Wawase, Darmang, and Kojokrom.
Musah Wangara, 34, Isaac Owusu, 48, Musah Alhassan, 27, and William Toku, 34, are the accused who are now being held by police for more investigation.
District Chief Executive Robert Agyemang claims that despite several attempts, there has been little success in stopping illicit miners’ operations in the district.
To safeguard the community’s water supplies, he said that the taskforce will strictly enforce its prohibitions against unlawful mining.
“Anyone who decides to set up illegal mining equipment will not have an easy time with us,” he said.
In order to help the assembly battle against galamsey activities, Mr. Agyemang advised the locals to band together.
The assembly bemoaned the challenges it confronts battling illicit mining.
“We don’t have any devices to monitor the activities of illegal mining. The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is doing its best, but we hope they can provide us with a speedboat to monitor the activities around the Pra River,” the DCE said.