16 April 2019. The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt General Obed Boamah Akwa has cautioned troops of Operation Vanguard XI not to go against the tenets of its operation, admonishing them to be focused on tasks assigned them and desist from aiding illegal miners in destroying land and water bodies.
He stressed that they were bonded by rules and regulations of protecting the nation and its resources.
The CDS made these remarks when he paid a working visit to personnel at the Bundase Training Camp on Tuesday, 16 April 2019.
He emphasied that he monitors the reports of the operation and could confirm that though their efforts were commendable, there was more room for improvement. This, he noted was because the land and the water bodies were polluted by these illegal miners urging the personnel to go all out and ensure that the environment is protected.
The Deputy Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP), Oppong Boanuh also cautioned them to be disciplined in order to achieve the purpose of the operation and encouraged them to do their best so that the country could move forward.