Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyapong wants the Akufo-Addo government to openly admit that its fight against illegal mining otherwise known as ‘galamsey’ has been a complete failure.
According to him, the campaign never achieved the needed results as was espoused. He has also accused some greedy elements in the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) of rather using the project to pursue their selfish interest at the blind side of the president and in variance with national interest
Speaking on NET 2 Television monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the outspoken lawmaker expressed shock that these individuals could stab the hardworking president in the back when he has taken steps to develop the country.
“We have failed in terms of Galamsey fight. We have indeed failed and we must admit. I won’t lie and people who did not sacrifice for the party are the ones enjoying…they did not suffer. They have to stop all those people including the soldiers for ‘GalamStop’. They must be stopped from working”, he advocated.
Kennedy Agyapong was reacting to the disappearance of over 500 excavators seized from illegal miners which have mysteriously gone missing.
Last week, MyNewsGh.com gathered from security agencies that illegal miners whose excavators were seized paid between GHC50,000 and GHC55,000 into a private account of a journalist in order to take back their equipment.
Peace FM’s Seth Mantey in his account to the security agencies revealed, “I became the contact boy for the miners whose excavators had been seized. The miners pay between GHC50,000 and GHC55,000 into my account at NIB to influence the team for the seized excavators to be released. I then inform the team about the payment of the monies into my account, which I withdraw and give to Mr Ofori Atta who then give some to Mr Ekow Ewudzie of the Inter-Ministerial Committee.”
He added “I can estimate so far that we have released close to between 27 to 30 excavators undercover but the money paid to my accounts have all been withdrawn and given to Mr Ofori Atta a.k.a Commando”.