District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Ellembelle District, Hon. Kwasi Bonzoh says, blaming politicians for galamsey leaves the real culprits off the hook.
The DCE say he does not think politicians are involved in illegal mining and blaming politician only serve as a distraction.
The DCE who was speaking on Eyewitness News on CITI FM insisted that, “galamseyers are businessmen who take advantage of the political space.”
“We should do this thing [fighting illegal mining] without the political colourisation of the fight,” the DCE added.
Revealing what he has experienced leading the fight in his district, he said most of the people who come to the rescue of the galamseyers are businessmen and not politicians.
“When you arrest one galamseyer, the number of calls that you will receive transcends political lines. The moment you politicize it, the real actors get away with it.”
“We are doing the unborn generations a great disservice if we don’t win this fight.”he stressed.
Adding that “If we just look on for people to just destroy our environment, what will my children come to inherit?”
Mr. Kwasi Bonzoh was recently arrested for obstructing a police search for two missing excavators.
He is contesting these charges in court and is currently on bail.
The DCE further said he did not want the case to be a distraction in the fight against illegal mining.