The District Chief Executive for Adansi North in the Ashanti Region has thrown a big word of caution to illegal mining operators within his area to desist from that act since the assembly will not spare culprits and will do drastically with them.
Hon Eric KwakuKusi, sounded the caution when he led a team of District Security Committee (DISEC) members of the Adansi north district assembly and the team of the Operation Vanguard Task Force from Obuasi to demolish galamsey operational structures within the Akrokerri community.
When the team of the DISEC members stormed the place, the galamseyers have dug series of deep holes within the rooms where they have already gathered over 140 sacks of gold stones from the underground and packed them in the house but were taken by the Operation Vanguard Task Force to their Obuasi Base for keeping whilst they await for the galamseyers to come for them.
The leader of the galamsey gang whose name was given as Joseph Mills is on the run and is being wanted by the police to explain why he has mobilised the youth to engage illegal mining activities within houses which has caused death traps to the residents of Akrokerri – Bronikrom .
The Adansi north DCE , Hon Eric KwakuKusi expressed great shock about the activities of the galamseyers in the Akrokerri community which he said the assembly has been there several times with it’s DISEC members to drive the galamseyers away but they remains adamant . He said he has been in the community on countless times to interact with the youth to desist from the act because the government has introduced Community Mining Program which has already taken off in the Adansi north district but the youth have rather resorted to galamsey which he as DCE will not give them room to operate. He said the security will be on standby at the area where these illegal miners have taken over and will deal drastically with anyone caught trying to prevent the security from the area.
Hon Eric KwakuKusi also appealed to parents to advise their wards especially the youth who are engaging into illegal mining activities in the area to desist from it since the laws of the land will be applied. The Adansi north DCE also appealed to the traditional authorities, opinion leaders and the good people of the area to rally their unflinching support by offering him the information of where these illegal miners operates so that the assembly can flush them out.