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President Akufo-Addo was not interested in fighting “galamsey” —Sulemana Briama

Media for West Africa (MFWA) executive director Sulemana Braimah cast doubt on President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to the fight against illegal mining, known as ‘galamsey’. According to him, the president has never been interested in eradicating the threat. He made his statement when discussing the topic, “security implications of the failed Galamsey war” on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Thursday. “I have no doubt that the National Security Agency has informed the President on a daily basis about this because it poses a threat to the security of this country.

But to the extent this government did nothing for us to arrive this point and now, thanks to Professor Frimpong-Boateng’s report, we know that some people, even in the presidency, are involved in this whole phenomenon. “So I think the real conclusion that can be drawn is that the president doesn’t care and doesn’t care about the galamsey and all the consequences associated with it, if he did, we wouldn’t be here current position,” he said.

His statement came as former Environment Minister, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, reported on galamsey’s activities in the country. In the 2021 Report to the President leaked last week, Professor Frimpong-Boateng named senior government officials accused of being actively involved in illegal mining. According to him, the “galamsey” threat extends to the headquarters of the government, Jubilee House. However, government officials named in the report have refuted the claims by undermining the veracity of the report which Professor Frimpong-Boateng is defending.

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