The fight against illegal mining also known as ‘galamsey’ has taken a dramatic turn after President Akufo-Addo announced the withdrawal of the Operation Vanguard team from their base in March, 2020.

Whereas the news have been met with satisfaction from environmental groups such as the Africa Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, others are worried the withdrawal of military personnel will cause the escalation of illegal mining activities.

Also, the Special Prosecutor, Mr. Amidu has declined petitions to probe the alleged graft in galamsey fight.

And what is the Lands Minister saying about the ‘missing’ excavators?

To find out more join Newsfile host, Samson Lardy Ayenini and his panel, Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, Governance Expert and Lawyer, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae, Executive Secretary of the Water Resources Commission, Ben Yaw Ampomah , and Dr Anthony Appiah Duah, Senior Research Scientist, Groundwater Division CSIR as they discuss: ‘#NoToGalamsey: Illegal mining in broad day despite ban, impact on water.’

The second session of the show will cover issues arising from the GETFund scholarship saga, and the panel for the segment will include MP and Deputy Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, and Governance Expert and Lawyer, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae.

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