Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has told journalists to desist from harassing him with queries as far as the issue of the missing excavators is concerned.
Professor Frimpong Boateng made this statement when interacting with journalists after President Akufo-Addo delivered the State of the Nation Address to parliament on Thursday, February 21, 2020.
Responding to a question about the number of missing excavators seized from illegal miners, the heart surgeon noted that he is not in the position to disclose the number of excavators which cannot be accounted for by the Operation Vanguard Team and the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
According to him, the case is still under investigation by the mandated state agencies who are working to unravel the mystery behind the missing excavators. On the basis of this, the chairman of IMCIM stressed that journalist should not pressurize and continuously intimidate him with questions on the excavators.
“I don’t want to overstep what the security people are doing. They are the investigators so let us be patient. You will get the facts pretty soon. I have said you will get the facts pretty soon, as I said, don’t harass me, you will get the facts soon,” Professor Frimpong Boateng dismissed.
He also refuted claims that his son is involved in galamsey as widely spread. According to him, his son will be vindicated by the end of the investigations.