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General News of Thursday, 7 December 2017


Operation Vanguard seize 301 ammunition – Dominic Nitiwul

The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has announced that Operation Vanguard has Seize 301 Ammunition since they were commissioned to fight illegal mining in various parts of the country.

Taking his turn at the meet the press series organised on Wednesday, December 7, 2017, under the auspices of the Information Ministry, the Defence minister said, 28 varieties of arms, 3011 various of ammunition and 143 explosives has been seized through operation vanguard.

In August, the combined team of military and police personnel tasked with the aim of stamping out illegal mining activities in the country was inaugurated.

The deployment of the 400-strong personnel is part of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s heightened resolve to end the menace in the country after a ban on small scale mining failed to deter the miners.