Social commentator and Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs has expressed concerns about the handling of galamsey in the country.
The former member of the National Democratic Congress is worried about how politicians are playing politics with the galamsey fight.
Speaking on ‘Kokrokoo’ on Peace FM in Accra, he said former President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC are part of Ghana’s failure to contain illegal mining.
Describing Ghana’s politics as “dirty” , he exposed some leading members of the NDC including former President and 2020 NDC Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, for making statements that sought to project the illegal mining business in a good light.
According to Allotey Jacobs, he wishes the opposition NDC should not return to power again.
To him, Mr. Mahama and his party are part of the reasons why Ghana is seemingly losing the galamsey fight.
” . . God forbid that they will return to power, but assuming in the near future they come into power, won’t the NPP also attack them? If it happens this way, are we doing this country good?”, he queried.
He charged the government to expose the “wrongdoers”, and work hard to deal with the galamsey issues in the country.
Rebuking the opposition party, he asked the government to overlook “those who don’t want Ghana to succeed and place them aside for Ghana’s water bodies to become better”.
On galamsey, an Accra Circuit Court remanded Chinese national Aisha Huang in police custody for engaging in illegal mining.
Ms. Huang is being tried on two charges by the state for engaging in sale and purchases of minerals without valid license and Mining without license.