Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the leader of the opposition in the House of Representatives, claims that a damning and enlightening study on illicit mining written by Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a former minister for environment, science, technology, and innovation, asks for a national investigation.
In his report, former Inter-Ministerial Committee on illicit Mining Chairman Prof. Frimpong-Boateng accused several high-ranking members of the Akufo-Addo administration of interfering with his efforts to combat illicit small-scale mining, or galamsey as it is known locally.
The report’s assertions, according to the presidency’s response, are a list of Prof. Frimpong-Boateng’s complaints and are best characterized as hearsay.
Additionally, the presidency declared that because the document was provided informally, it was not an official report to the Cabinet.
As a result, those charged in the report of misconduct have given numerous press interviews and declarations.
The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, which President Akufo-Addo established to combat the threat of illegal mining, failed to accomplish its goals, according to Prof. Frimpong-Boateng’s report to the President, according to the Minority Leader. This confirms that the entire “fight” was a sham.
He claimed that it was covered up by a clever ploy designed to let important members of the presidency and the administration engage in the illegal activity known as “galamsey.”
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