Fight Against Galamsey: I only intervened to save excavators of my party members – John Boadu

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General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu has denied accusations that he is obstructing the efforts of government in curbing the menace of illegal mining.

According to the chief scribe of the NPP, allegations that he is directly involved in illegal mining hence thwarting the efforts of government are not true.

He explains that his only involvement in the activities of the taskforce was to intervene and save some excavators of belonging to his party members from been set ablaze by the anti-Galamsey taskforce.

This, the general secretary say he did based on the numerous distress calls he received from some constituency officers of the NPP. According to him, his duty as the party’s General Secretary is not to be in the office always but also to help party members who are in dire need.

Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Neat FM which was monitored by ABC News, John Boadu disclosed that through his interventions, he was able to some excavators belonging to his party members and some other persons who are not members of the NPP.

“When people encounter problems with their excavators, they call me. And I have to intervene. That’s my job. So you want me, let’s say a constituency officer calls me to help intervene for him/her over an excavator, ignore them?  Never. It’s not only NPP members,” the general secretary of the NPP stressed.

He therefore called on the public to disregard rumours of his direct involvement in the very act his government seeks to stop.

 

SourceABC News

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