Wednesday, 14 July 2010

New task force to fight illegal mining activity in Ghana

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Alhaji Collins Dauda has announced stricter measures against illegal mining activity following the recent mine disaster in Dunkwa-on-Offin, Central Region. Such activity, he said, not only led to loss of life but also to the destruction of land and water pollution.

Among the new measures is a task force of police and military personnel, which will patrol the country in search of illegal mining operations. The new task force began its work this week in the Ahafo Ano North District of the Ashanti Region, and the Krokosoa Forest Reserve in the Western Region.

Chief Justice Georgina Wood swore 16 new High Court judges - 13 men and three women - into office at a ceremony in Accra on 7th July. Eleven of the new judges came from the country's Circuit Courts while five of them were called from the Bar. The Chief Justice urged them to preserve their integrity, and to do everything in their power to protect the national interest.

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