Following the clash between military men and illegal miners that led to the killing of one person and injuries to others, the youth in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region have taken to the streets to protest.
According to the youth who are also illegal miners, they have had to resort to illegal mining because of the unavailability of jobs in the municipality.
They explained to Salt FM’s Leonard karikari Nyanor that ‘Galamsey’ is the only way they are able to feed their families.
The angry youth have also requested authorities to probe into the killing of their colleague.
According to reports we have gathered, an Operation calm life team made up of the military and police were deployed to stop the illegal miners from trespassing on a concession belonging to the Owere Mines, a mining company in konongo that extends to odumasi, nyaboo, Petransa and obenumasi.
One person died instantly from a gunshot with two others getting injured after a misunderstanding between the security forces and the youth.