The NDC was at its sanctimonious best when it sententiously engaged in a propaganda spree to score cheap political points with respect to the fight against illegal mining.

The party went to a polluted river to showcase to Ghanaians how the Akufo-Addo administration has failed to fight galamsey as it promised.

They also asked the UN to strip President Akufo-Addo off his co-chair position for failing to fight off these illegal miners.

While their call on the UN to sever ties with President Akufo-Addo is muffled by the illogical presumptions and suppositions therein, a few questions are needed to be responded to by the opposition party.

It is not as though the NDC did anything worth clapping for in this field, for their fight against galamsey was shambolic, tactless and without any well-thought-out scheme.

The NDC, by this pretentious exhibition of the ills galamsey has rained on our environment, is telling Ghanaians that in the unlikely event that they are given the mantle of leadership, they would deal with galamsey.

The question is, how will they go about it? Will they sample the same uncoordinated methodologies that were prominent in their last attempt? If not, how different would they tackle it?

The irony, and at the same time, the funny thing is that the NDC has been breathing fire and brimstone on Akufo-Addo for rendering galamseyers unemployed. With their newfound love, they appear to have come to terms with the fact that Akufo-Addo is doing the right thing waging a battle against illegal mining operations.

Perusing their long, winding theses as read at the event, one cannot find a scintilla of their blueprint for eliminating this dangerous canker.

The 2020 elections go beyond empty slogans and sumptuous speeches and promises to the electorate. Political parties would provide workable solutions to challenges facing the various sectors of the economy. The business as usual approach must be a relic of the distant past.

The fight against illegal mining operations might have suffered a few hitches, the successes, if objectivity guides us, are more than the failures.

A comprehensive document detailing segmented items was prepared by the Akufo-Addo administration through the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining.

These policies, if well adhered to, will help keep our water bodies clean while providing alternative livelihoods to those in galamsey through the Community Mining modules.

The opposition NDC wants to just garner political capital out of a battle that must be fought without the usual partisan politics known to have affected such noble objectives over the years.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place
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