Ghana Police invites Prof Frimpong Boateng over Jubilee House galamsey interview

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The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has called Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a former minister of environment, science, and technology, in connection with claims he made about the involvement of some presidential staff in unauthorized small-scale mining (galamsey).

The invitation was issued after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed the police to look into the claims, according to the Daily Graphic.

According to the report, the investigation is being handled by the Criminal Investigations Department’s (CID) Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

In a GBC interview that Ghanatodayonline.com monitored, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng said that government officials were responsible for the activities of unlicensed miners (galamseyers) in the nation.

The eminent surgeon claims that in order to maintain the operations of these illegal miners, these officials invest enormous sums of money into the scheme and purchase excavators and other equipment for them.

The revelation made by Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng follows claims made in 2020 that 500 excavators recovered from unlicensed miners were missing.

He characterized the reports as untrue and an effort by some members of the administration to remove him from his position as environment minister at the time.

“Let me tell you that I did not take one excavator for anything, they know the truth. Now things are coming up; we know those who are behind it and the party people who are there; people in government, including Jubilee House, who are doing galamsey and so on, even now” he stated.

Even within the party and the government, there was a well-planned strategy to remove me. Why is it that everyone is in the forest now when I left? Prof Frimpong said.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

 

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