Suspended Central Regional Vice-Chairman of the NPP, Horace Ekow Ewusi who was supposedly arrested by the police over 500 missing excavators used for illegal mining popularly known as galamsey has been spotted in a popular pub in Accra celebrating his ‘release’ from CID.
Ekow Ewusi became a subject of interest after some 500
excavators got missing from the depots. He was subsequently arrested
Rambo-style but was release few hours later, MyNewsGh.com learnt. Following his
release, Ekow Ewusi has been greeted with a drinkup by his family and close
friends where he assured them he is “solid”.
A source told MyNewsGh.com Ekow Ewusi can bring the entire
NPP system down if he feels threatened because “he knows a lot about what the
big men are doing… They have been calling and texting him since news of arrest.
They know it”.
Ekow Ewusi alleged that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) agreed
to operate galamsey to finance the party.
The Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
Minister, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng issued a letter directing the Criminal
Investigation Department to arrest and interrogate him after learning that
former Vice Chairman of the NPP in the C/R, Horace Ekow Ewusi had sold some of
the confiscated equipment from illegal miners.
The other five arrested were Frederick Ewusi, Joel Asamoah,
Adam Haruna, Frank Gyan, and John Arhin who have all been released.
Charles Bissue in the
The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and
Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has disclosed how embattled Central
Regional Vice-Chairman of the NPP, Horace Ekow Ewusi came into the picture for
the fight against illegal mining popularly referred to as galamsey.
Prof. Frimpong Boateng said, the Chairman of the
Inter-Ministerial Committee for Illegal Mining, the then secretary, Charles
Bissue now suspended, introduced Mr. Ewusi as a party person who could help
them resolve the issue of storage of seized excavators.
He explained that impounded excavators from galamsey
operators was a major issue since they did not have a central area to keep
He noted that Charles Bissue averred that Mr. Ewusi was an
auctioneer who had depots scattered in three separate areas namely; Industrial
Area, Abelemkpe and Oyarifa.
Prof. Frimpong Boateng further intimated that there was the
need to keep the impounded machines at a centralized location in Accra hence
the resolve of the Secretariat to employ the services of the NPP Deputy Chairman
of the Central region.
He, however, clarified that Mr. Ewusi was not working in any
capacity with Operation Vanguard as was being speculated
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2020