An illegal mining site

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul says President Akufo-Addo will not hesitate to prosecute any minister of state arrested for engaging in illegal mining activities.

He also added that security officials who also engage in the act in any way will also not be spared and face full rigorous of the law.

Addressing the press on Friday following an operation to clamp down on the activities of illegal miners on various water bodies in the country, Mr Nitiwul stated that the Akufo-Addo government is resolute to clamp down on galamsey.

“I can assure you that if we get any security personnel or even a minister or anybody that we know and have evidence that the person is involved in the act, the President will prosecute such individual.

“I am very clear in my mind about that one, even me, as the Defence Minister, if the President has evidence that I am engaging in illegal mining, I am colluding with illegal miners or I am encouraging them by my actions, the President will not hesitate to remove me and deal with me,” he stated.

Giving update on the latest security operation on the River Pra, Mr Nitiwul said two Chinese nationals were arrested

According to him, apart from that, a total of nine escalators, 127 Chanfang, one fuel pump, one pump action gun, Generator and Chainsaw machines has been destroyed.