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Kenneth Ashigbey, Convener of MCAG

The Media Coalition Against Galamsey (MCAG) has said the justice delivery system seems to be the weakest link in the fight against illegal mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’ in Ghana.

The Coalition is of the view that the fines that are being imposed on perpetrators of the illegal act by the law courts are not strong enough to discourage people from engaging in ‘galamsey’.

Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council, in a petition issued in April 2017, accused groups it describes as “New Patriotic Party (NPP) functionaries” of taking over the management of some landing beaches countrywide.

The petition, which was forwarded to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Development had indicated that there has been a “violent and sudden invasion of fish landing beaches countrywide by groups rampaging and raving self-proclaimed NPP functionaries who claimed to have been given the power to take over the running of affairs at the beaches.”

Officials of the Nkawie District Forestry Commission, have arrested nine persons who were allegedly engaged in illegal mining activities at Nkonteng near Nkawie in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region.

The Rapid Response team of the Commission together with Forestry guards on Wednesday morning, moved to the Jimira forest reserve where the miners were encroaching.

The Electricity Company of Ghana [ECG], Western Region, has held its maiden Customer Open Day in Tarkwa.

It’s a day set aside for customers to interact directly with the management of the company.

Customers had the opportunity to directly seek responses to all issues of concern to them, including billings, delays in service connections, poor services rendered by staff, delays in fault response and power outages, among other things.

Hassan Tampuli

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA), has directed all Oil Marketing Companies, and LPG Marketing Companies to use revised prices in the Price Stabilization and Recovery Levy Act to control recent price increases in petroleum products.

This follows a directive from the Ministry of Energy, raising concerns about the recent fluctuations in the prices of petroleum products due to strong political and economic influence from oil producing countries across the world.

Some 127 Ghanaian detainees in Libya have arrived in Ghana after government facilitated their release from the Libyan authorities.

The returnees who are illegal migrants landed at the Kotoka International Airport by two flights, Air Libya and Afriqiyah among them was a woman, a physically challenged man, and children.

They were met by government officials and officials from the International Organisation for Migration who stood by to give them food and water.

Joy News’ Komla Adom reported two Metro Mass buses stood by to transport them to the Nkrumah Circle in Accra, where a strong transportation network is expected to help them find their way home.

One of the Ghanaian migrants who arrived home Wednesday night has told Starr News that he was sold by a fellow Ghanaian in the Northern Africa country.

About one hundred and twenty-seven (127) Ghanaian migrants returned from Libya with one in a critical condition.

The migrants were brought in by two flights, Air Libya and Afriqiya Airways after they were rescued from detention centres in Libya following reports of slave trade of migrants in the country.

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