The Ghana Chamber of Mines is provid­ing €700,000 for repair works on three specialised aircraft to be deployed to aid the fight against illegal mining in the country.

The three aircraft, current­ly stationed at the Takoradi Airforce Base in the Western Region, had been out of service since 2014.

According to the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natu­ral Resources, George Mireku Duker, the aircraft, when operational, would undertake Intelligence, Surveillance and Recognisance (ISR) survey of illegal mining areas.