Bono Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, known as, Abronye DC has touted the efforts of the current lands minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor in tackling the ‘galamsey’ menace.
According to him, former lands Minister, Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh failed woefully after he was appointed to replace John Peter Amewu as lands minister.
He noted that before Mr Cheremeh replaced then lands minister, John Peter Amewu, the fight against galamsey was on course and rivers were regaining their natural state, however, Mr Cheremeh’s appointment ruined everything because he joined hands with chiefs to engage in galamsey and lied to the President that all was going well.
“The fight was going well and the River Pra, Ankobra and Densu were all getting better and Amewu was getting plaudits then the reshuffling came. From 2017 to 2018, everyone saw the improvement we made and Amewu left. I don’t know the person who replaced him but galamsey bounced back under him,” Abronye said on Wontumi FM, reported by ghanaweb.
“He was doing chop chop at the ministry so the earlier gain we made eroded within one year. All concessions we suspended were renewed and new licenses were given. He went to the president to say everything was in order meanwhile he was paying lip service and pretending to fight galamsey. He lied to the President and deceived the old man meanwhile he had given concession to people.
“Small boy Abu Jinapor just came but he has disgraced you. The so-called persons whose name I don’t know failed President Akufo-Addo. Probity and accountability must start now because you were given the resources to fight the canker. We are back to square one because someone failed on the job,” he stressed.
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