Four illegal miners have been arrested in the Desiri Forest Reserve, officials have disclosed.
The four galamseyers are:
1. Nguah Michael-34 years old from Sefwi- Bekwai
2. Agyemang Duah – 40 years old from Asante- Bekwai
3. Amponsah Simon – 31years old from Berekum and
4. Akwasi Agyare- 40 years old from Kwahu Buokruwa
The arrest was carried out by Operation Vanguard personnel from the forest reserve as well as Mankranso District Forest Services Division under Forestry Commission – Ghana in the Ashanti region.
Several gold detecting machines were retrieved.
District Forestry Manager at Mankraso, Godwin Agyemang however hailed the efforts of the Rapid Response Team and forest guard for the timely arrest and assured that his outfit will continually torment these perpetrators who are burnt engaging in such unlawful activities for their selfish gains.