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Ghanaian Chief Pleads For Government to Better Protect His Community’s Land From Illegal Chinese Miners

Nana Gyamera Kwabena Yiakwah II, Chief of Kwapia in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti region. Image via Graphic Online.

A local chief in southern Ghana convened a press conference over the weekend to issue a public appeal for the government to do more to protect his community’s land against illegal Chinese miners.

Nana Gyamera Kwabena Yiakwah II claimed that Chinese miners are engaged in illegal mining on at least 40-acres of land that was specifically zoned for educational purposes. Earlier, four Chinese nationals were arrested for mining in the area but quickly released by the court.

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