The president should dismiss and bring charges against any metropolitan, municipal, and district chief executives (MMDCEs) who are found guilty of engaging in unlawful mining, popularly known as “galamsey,” according to Joyce Aryee, the former CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.
The DCE for Bosome Freho Yaw Danso in the Ashanti Region has been called by President Nana Akufo-Addo after being accused of illicit mining in a viral video.
On the Asaase Breakfast Show on Thursday, October 6, Aryee responded to the news and urged Ghanaians to view the fight against illegal mining as a national emergency.
And when the President does learn about all the involved district and metropolitan chief executives, she continued, “not only should they lose their jobs, but they should also face the law.”
I am aware that it won’t be well-liked, Aryee added.
“I know it will hurt the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which is currently in power, a lot, but what kind of legacy will you be leaving if a country is so destroyed?”