The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says details relating to the disappearance of some 500 excavators seized from illegal miners confirms the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is no more interested in fighting ‘galamsey’.
According to the NDC’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, “the chilling and sordid revelations that have come to light since that scandal broke to go to confirm the massive rot that has characterized President Nana Akufo-Addo’s so-called fight against ‘galamsey’ in the last three years.”
“We are talking here about the Vice Chairman of the NPP in the Central Region, Mr Horace Ekow Ewusi, and five other accomplices who have taken advantage of the State’s fight against galamsey, to allegedly expropriate seized equipment including the 500 excavators, ounces of gold, thousands of weapons and other possessions of illegal miners,” he noted in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday February 6, 2020, Mr. Gyamfi said the arrest of a suspended Deputy NPP Central Regional Chairman in relation to the 500 missing excavators corroborates the claims of the NDC that the NPP-led government is not interested in cracking down on galamsey.
The Minority in Parliament has, meanwhile, called for the arrest and prosecution of the Environment Minister for his alleged complicity in the matter.
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For the opposition NDC, “those involved in the stealing of the 500 excavators and the stinking rot that has engulfed Akufo-Addo’s fraudulent fight against ‘galamsey’ must know, that the day of accountability and reckoning is fast approaching.”
Source:MyNewsGh.com/Michael Agyapong Agyapa/2020