March 7, 2018

Minister of Defence Dominic Nitiwul has rubbished calls by the Minority Northern caucus for his resignation over the burning of tipper trucks and excavators used in wining sand close to the Dalun River in the Northern Region.

According to the Defence Minister, the exercise was undertaken by the Operation Vanguard buck up team to ensure that the water bodies across the country are clean by any means possible.

Mr Nitiwul who was speaking in an interview noted that those calling for his resignation are jumping into politicization of the issues.

Many communities depend on the Dalun River for water but activities of sand winners have always threatened the safety of the river.

Last month, the National Security issued an ultimatum to all sand winners to stop their illegal activity and evacuate the area but the threat appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

Over the weekend, the Operation Vanguard team set ablaze all the equipment used for sand winning in the area, sparking the anger of not just the owners but the Minority MPs.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/