Their immediate mission is to get rid of mining activities on river bodies in the country.

To ensure that mining on water bodies in Ghana is immediately stopped, an operation begun last month following a directive by President Akufo-Addo to the Ghana Armed Forces.

In the standard mineral right agreement, a holder is prohibited from conducting any operations in a sacred area. For this to happen, the written consent of the sector minister is required to conduct operations within 100 meters of any forest, river, stream, reservoir or dam etc.

This zoning requirement is what the Ghana Armed Forces is enforcing with a special military operation to remove all persons and logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies.

Watch as the team descend on the River Pra in the Central and Western Regions, respectively.