An underground mine operated by Golden Star Resources at Prestea in the Western Region has been taken hostage by a group of armed men.
The occupation which has brought mining activities to a halt has reportedly resulted in the serious injury of three persons including a Police officer..
Golden Star Resources Group Manager of Corporate Affairs, Gerald Osei Boakye, has told Accra based Joy FM that they heard reports of illegal entry of the mine by persons through unauthorised routes.
“Our security patrol picked up a couple of them and their wares and what they went for. By the time we got up to separate we they had some of their colleagues coming to free them and in the process attacked some of our security men and some policemen.”
He said that the incident had been reported to the police.
Mr Osei Boakye added that the Golden Star Resources will issue an official statement communicating their position in due course.