Government through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has acquired 5 speed boats to fight the activities of illegal mining especially those who under the illegal mining along the country’s river bodies.
As part of finding a more permanent solution, the five (5) fully-fitted, six-point-five metres (6.5m) Rigid-Hulled inflatable Boats, to be used by the security agencies is to patrol the river bodies twenty-four, seven.
The boats will be deployed on Rivers Ankobrah, Prah, Birim and the Black Volta.
Sector Minister Samuel Abu Jinapor who commissioned the boats at Beposo in the Shama District of the Western Region said the boats will operate all day and all night, to rid these water bodies of any form of mining.
He said Operation Halt II will continue to support these measures.
Mr Jinapor said the fight against illegal mining must be national concern, and call on every Ghanaian living everywhere, and particularly communities along the various river bodies, who bear the brunt of these illegalities, to be vigilant, and support by reporting those involved in these activities.