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  • Writer's pictureNana yaw Dynamic

Upper East: One dead in clash between REGSEC and illegal miners at Gbane


Strains erupted in the Gbane people group of the Talensi area in the Upper East Region as unlawful miners eagerly went against endeavors by the Upper East Regional Security Council and the Minerals Commission to close down the mining pits they were working.

The deadlock happened in the early long stretches of Friday, March 15, 2024, enduring almost 7 hours as security powers, including military and police work force, conflicted with the excavators, bringing about injuries among the miners.


Sources uncovered that the unlawful gold miners were working inside concessions rented to Earl International Group Ghana Gold Limited, a Chinese mining firm. Regardless of the lawful responsibility for region, the diggers proceeded with their unapproved exercises, prompting dissatisfaction from specialists.


Endeavors by security powers to close the unlawful mining pits were met with savage opposition from the diggers, prompting an actual squabble.


Strains raised further while advance notice shots were discharged by formally dressed faculty to scatter the group, provoking the diggers and their spouses to fight back by tossing stones at the security officials and their vehicles.



During the disorder, a youthful miner was supposedly shot and basically harmed, later capitulating to his wounds in the wake of being raced to a close by clinic.


Because of the shooting, rankled diggers raged the functional region of the Chinese mining organization, effectively getting through the entry and attacking a Chinese laborer.

The harmed laborer was emptied to the organization's emergency clinic for treatment.


Sources inside the organization unveiled that the unlawful excavators had led broad underground mining, interfacing their pits to the organization's assigned mining region, permitting them to take gold metal during impacting activities.



David Da'an, a miner, recognized that while the area was rented to Earl International Group Ghana Gold Limited, remuneration was paid to nearby concession proprietors for working nearby.


In any case, he scrutinized the need to close their pits assuming that there were no associations with the organization's passages, underscoring the reliance of their jobs on mining exercises.



Another miner, Douglas Sariya, promised to oppose any endeavors to close the pits, approaching President Akufo-Addo and VP Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia to mediate for their benefit, advance notice of political repercussions in the event that their complaints were not tended to.


"We let the organization know that whenever our passages associate theirs, we will close our own. Yet, the truth is that our passages are not associated with that of the organization.


All in all, for what reason will they need to close our pits? "Assuming Bawumia is paying attention to us, he ought to mediate for our sake, else, we the adolescent will join NDC and when that occurs, we will ensure that no NPP vehicle will be permitted in Gbane for battling," he announced.

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