This follows the directive of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the Ghana Armed Forces. The operation involves 200 soldiers. It started at 0600 hours on the River Pra in the Central and Western Regions. It is reported to be the worst affected water body. The Ministry of Defence will provide a detailed brief of the developments and sustainability efforts on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 1200 hours. The endeavor is also in furtherance of resolutions of the final communiqué issued at the end of the two-day National Consultative Dialogue on Small-Scale Mining.