The Akufo-Addo led government has recently launched an assault on the GALAMSEY trade employing the media and civil society agents with Lands and Natural resources minister, Hon Peter Amewu as the poster boy of the campaign.
The campaign has also been met with resistance from the small scale miners who argue that the government is being dishonest and mean, they claim Akufo-Addo and the NPP are not keeping to their campaign pledge to them.
Whilst campaigning to be President in 2016, then candidate Akufo-Addo at a mini rally in Abura in the Ahanta West Constituency, assured the people who are mostly engaged in Galamsey that contrary to speculations by the NDC that he(Akufo-Addo) will stop galamsey when elected, he will rather help make galamsey thrive.
Addressing the crowd, he said “I once promised you that I will regularize small-scale mining to ensure that the youth will find work to do. Shortly afterwards, Mahama also came here to tell you that I was lying, and that an Akufo-Addo government will rather sack everyone involved in galamsey. When he won the election, he rather directed Soldiers to come and drive out all persons involved in galamsey in Obuasi, and other areas. That is the legacy the NDC will be leaving behind,” Akufo-Addo noted.
Nana Addo appealed to the people of Abura to have confidence in him, saying that “I will never give a promise I know I cannot keep.
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