According to him, the New Patriotic Party has been biased with the arrest of citizens whilst turning a blind eye on foreigners who are equally involved in illegal mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’.
“It’s sad. The government said it was fighting galamsey and they arrested, prosecuted, and jailed Ghanaians who were engaged in that activity but left the Chinese woman… when we come, we shall grant all those arrested and jailed some amnesty,” said Mr Mahama during his tour in the Western Region.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his fight against galamsey instituted Operation Vanguard which consists of police and military personnel who are to see to the arrest of persons who are caught in the act of galamsey.
Several persons who have flouted government’s directives have since been arrested and jailed.