GAF probe alleged provision of security for illegal mining

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have commenced investigations into allegations of involvement of some of  their personnel in providing security for illegal mining operations.

   The probe follows reports  among section of the media accusing some personnel of the Armed Forces of providing protection for illegal mining operations in parts of the country.

   GAF, in a statement issued, signed by Colonel Eric Aggrey-Quarshie, Director of Public Relations, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said the service took such allegations seriously as it did not condone such wrongdoing.

   It said appropriate sanctions would be handed out to any man or woman found culpable.

   The statement assured the public of the Ghana Armed Forces’ unflinching commitment to the national cause of fighting illegal mining. GNA

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