A burnt excavator

Woes of the National Women’s Organizer of the NPP have been deepened as more equipment belonging to her mining firm have been set on fire.

The latest destruction comes barely two days after twenty excavators and several mining equipment were set ablaze by the government’s anti-galamsey taskforce in parts of the Eastern region.

This time round, the military task force raided her site at Pameng , set fire to two bulldozers, 150 water pumping machines and other machinery.

The secretary to Kate Gyamfua’s mining firm, Nana Asante Yeboah revealed that the military task force stormed the premises on Monday afternoon to carry out the exercise.

More mining equipment belonging to NPP Women's Organizer set on fire

” We were in our homes when we had a call that they have come again. So we rushed to the site and realized that the machines that they have come to burn are the machines that were not well burnt and some new machines too. So far they have burnt about ten (10) of our machines on our site”. He stated

Government’s decision to clampdown on illegal mining is being intensified as a military chopper was spotted patrolling the mining site of the NPP women’s organizer for over an hour when JoyNews’ team visited the site today.

Even though, no one could tell the reason for their presence, Nana Asante Yeboah believes the team came there to ascertain the level of damage caused to the mining equipment after they petitioned the Lands and Natural Resources Minister.

At least twenty (20) excavators and several mining equipments were set on fire by the military taskforce set up by government to crackdown on illegal mining in the Eastern region.

Ten (10) out of the number of the excavators and one bulldozer destroyed allegedly belongs to the National women’s organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Kate Gyamfua.

More mining equipment belonging to NPP Women's Organizer set on fire

The taskforce on Sunday raided some mining sites in Larbikrom, Dompem and Pameng all in the Atiwa district.

The bulldozer had been hired to reclaim degraded acres of land but was not spared by the taskforce.

The task force spent several hours at the mining site of the women’s leader after receiving calls from various quarters but they eventually set fire to the machines.

The team, according to some persons who claim to work on the site of the NPP women’s organizer, beat up some of the workers and took away some alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages kept in a fridge.

At Akyem Larbikrom and Dompem, four excavators including brand new ones each valued at 120,000 dollars were set ablaze.

Dozens of water pumping machines were all destroyed.

The team allegedly took away pump action guns used by private security officers tasked to protect the mining sites.