Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a former minister of the environment, science, technology, and innovation, has declared his willingness to appear before the special prosecutor (SP) in connection with his assertions and charges that some government appointees are engaged in galamsey.
The immediate past chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining stated in a statement on Thursday, May 4, 2023:
“Earlier today, I received a letter from the Office of the Special Prosecutor inviting me to assist the Office, ‘as a person necessary for the investigation” regarding the operations and expenses of the disbanded Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), an investigation is being conducted into possible corruption and offenses related to corruption.
The statement read, “I have formally communicated my willingness to attend the invitation and to help the OSP in its activities.
Read the letter from Prof. Frimpong-Boateng
Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has been invited by the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) because of his contentious report on unlawful mining in Ghana.
The renowned Professor will work with the Office to investigate the claims made in the aforementioned report, which have sparked much discussion.
This is in accordance with a press release published on May 4 by Professor Frimpong-Boateng.
In the aforementioned release, the Cardiologist expressed his desire to work with the OSP to resolve the issues noted in the report.
Read the invitation letter from the Special Prosecutor below:
The investigation into unlawful mining activities in the nation is well along, according to the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, who made that statement earlier.
He asserted that problems raised in a newly exposed report by Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the former environment minister, were already being looked into.
According to Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, the investigations were prompted by public calls for the office to pay close attention to the report that reveals several violations in the effort to combat the canker.