Illegal miners resist Operation Vanguard's attempt to eject them from GREL's plantations

BY: Dotsey Koblah Aklorbortu

Tension is mounting between the youth in the Ahanta West Municipality and the Ghana Rubber Estate over community mining [galamsey] activities within GREL's plantations.

An attempt by the anti-illegal mining taskforce - Operation Vanguard on Monday morning to eject the illegal miners numbering over 800 was fiercely resisted.

The operators chanted war songs.

The Operation Vanguard team had to abort the operation because of the resistance from the illegal miners.

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