Galamsey fight has failed woefully – NDC

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has organized a press conference at the banks of River Pra to tell the world that President Akufo-Addo’s fight against galamsey has failed.

According to the NDC, the whole declaration of fight against galamsey by the president was just an attempt to monopolize the illegal galamsey business for members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Addressing the media on Sunday, February 16, 2020, the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi alluded to the muddied River Pra to emphasise the havoc the practice of illegal mining was having on the country’s water bodies.

“The current state of affairs reflects the failure of President Akufo-Addo’s so called fight against galamsey. In fact, that so called fight turned out to be a ruse to kick out legal small scale miners and artisanal “galamseyers” and replace them with a new breed of marauding illegal miners belonging to the ruling New Patriotic Party and government,” Sammy Gyamfi told the media.

He continued, “as you are all witnesses today, “Galamsey” has intensified to unprecedented levels in the last three (3) years, while the Akufo-Addo government continues to spend millions of taxpayer’s monies ostensibly fighting the canker.”

“Anyone who thought President Akufo-Addo slept on this task is mistaken. Recent revelations of the missing 500 Excavators, and the illegal mining activities of government officials such as Prof. Frimpong-Boateng, Charles Bissue, Horace Ekow Ewusi, and NPP officials, notably John Boadu and Chairman Wontumi, shows that, Akufo-Addo’s so-called fight against “Galamsey” was a sham from day one.”

He added that recent revelations of alleged thievery and massive corruption confirms the NDC’s long held position that President Akufo-Addo’s fight against “galamsey” was a well-thought-out masterplan, designed to take over the illicit trade and in turn, use its proceeds to fund operations of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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