President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo does not deserve a second term in office because he has failed Ghanaians, especially in the fight against illicit small-scale mining (Glamasey), the immediate past Deputy Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party’s California arm, Mr Solomon Owusu, has said.
According to Mr Owusu, in spite of the ban on illicit small-scale mining, it still persists with some government officials and their relatives neck-deep in it.
Mr Owusu told Kwabena Bobie Ansah on The Citizen Show on Accra100.5FM on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 that Mr Akufo-Addo “lied in South Africa in February this year when he said the water bodies were clean now due to the fight against galamsey”.
The outspoken NPP man said: “The fight against galamsey has achieved nothing because it is ongoing with several key personalities in government involved in it.”
“Go to Tarkwa”, he challenged, “And see how the water bodies are still being destroyed by galamsayers; go to New Abirem in the Eastern Region and see how these people are destroying the environment. Yet, the President told the whole world the water bodies are clean”.
“The Inter-Ministerial Committee Against Illegal Mining reports to the President but as we speak, galamsey is still destroying our water bodies.”
“This is a President who doesn’t deserve another four years in office,” he stated.