Climate Change & Energy
Workers of Golden Star Wassa Mine run for their lives as illegal miners set company on fire
Source: myjoyonline.com - March 17, 2023
One person has died and four others have sustained various degrees of injury following disturbances between some illegal miners and workers of Golden Star Wassa Mine at Benso in the Western Region.
In a video sighted by Myjoyonline.com, the trespassers were seen pursuing the workers with machetes and other equipment.
The workers were, therefore, left with no choice but to run for their lives.
Speaking to Adom News, the Assembly Member for Benso Electoral Area said the illegal miners subsequently set the mine ablaze.
According to him, properties worth millions of Ghana cedis have been destroyed.
Meanwhile, the police indicate that calm has been restored in the area.
In a statement, the police urged “all parties to remain calm as the police investigate the incident and bring any persons found culpable to face justice.”
The riot scene