Fight Against Galamsey Here are the legal mining sites gov't has deployed Military to protect

This is the first deployment of what will be a long-term campaign to protect mining sites and prevent illegal miners from encroaching on such concessions.

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The government of Ghana has taken the fight against illegal mining popularly referred to as galamsey a step further.

The Military and Police Service are preparing to deploy ten platoons to protect legal mining sites from the menace on Monday.

This is the first deployment of what will be a long-term campaign to protect mining sites and prevent illegal miners from encroaching on such concessions.

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The Military is expected to provide protection for life and properties at their various sites.

A memorandum signed between the Chamber of Mines and the Ghana Armed Forces covered over 20 Companies.

Below is the list of the Companies

NO.

NAME OF COMPANY

LOCATION

1.

 

 

Gold Fields Ghana Limited

 

 

Tarkwa

2.

 

 

Abosso Gold Fields Limited

 

 

Damang

3.

 

 

AngloGold Ashanti

 

 

Iduapriem

4.

 

 

AngloGold Ashanti

 

 

Obuasi

5

 

 

Golden Star Resources Limited

 

 

Bogoso/ Prestea

6.

 

 

Golden Star Wassa Limited

 

 

Wassa

7.

 

 

Ghana Manganese Company

 

 

Nsuta

8.

 

 

Adamus Resources Limited

 

 

Nkroful

9.

 

 

Chirano Gold Limited

 

 

Chirano

10.

 

 

Mensin Gold Limited

 

 

Bibiani

 

 

11.

 

 

Perseus Mining Limited

 

 

Ayanfuri

12.

Asanko Gold Mining Company

 

 

 

 

Esaase/Obotan

13.

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited

 

 

 

 

Ahafo

 

 

14

 

 

Newmont Golden Ridge Limited

 

 

Akyem

 

Below are also eight other mining companies and mining groups that have their own agreements with the Ghana Army.

 

NO.

NAME OF COMPANY

LOCATION

1.

C & G Aleksa

 

 

Diaso

2.

GeoProfessional Services Limited

 

 

Tontokrom

3.

ATK Mining Group

 

 

Asamama

4.

Group of Small Scale Miners:

 

·        Akonto Ent

·        Fermont Investment Limited

·        Dirradex Ent.

·        Mannaseh Link Ent.

 

 

 

Atuna, Drobo

5

Owere Mines

 

 

Konongo

6.

Yasmin Mining Group

 

 

Marfokrom near Mansiso

7.

Yasdan Mining Group

 

 

Marfokrom near Mansiso

8.

Kibi Goldfields Limited

 

 

Kibi

 

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