According to the NDC, the attorney general’s legal advice on Professor Frimpong Boateng’s report On Galamsey was dubious and sought to cover up serious crimes of government officials.
The NDC believes his actions were no longer in the interest of the state hence their demand.
“The NDC, therefore, demands the immediate resignation of the Attorney-general for the dubious legal advice which seeks to cover up serious crimes that have been perpetrated against the state by corrupt government and NPP functionaries, who are destroying our water bodies and forests through illegal mining.”Sammy Gyamfi
The NDC claimed that the Attorney-General’s advice which said there was not enough evidence to prosecute the cases in the report was a whitewashing of crimes by the Attorney-General. Further, the NDC accused the attorney general of attempts to cover the complicity of Nana Addo and Bawumia in illegal mining activities.
“Having meticulously analyzed the content of the Attorney-General’s legal opinion, we have come to the irresistible conclusion that the said advice is nothing but a poor attempt to cover up the complicity of officials of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government and the ruling NPP in the illicit galamsey trade.
“The Attorney-General’s latest step or call it a misstep, on the subject of this all-important, scathing Galamsey report, is part of the coordinated efforts to whitewash the crimes of many in government since this matter first broke.”Sammy Gyamfi
Speaking at the NDC Movement of Truth Series, Samey Gyamfi emphasized that “contrary to what the Attorney-General has come out to tell the world about the lack of evidential value of the Frimpong Boateng Galamsey report, there are ample pieces of evidence in the public domain that go to confirm several of the damning findings in the Frimpong Boateng “galamsey” report.” He cited the activities of Donald Enstuah and Heritage Imperial Limited, The Stolen Excavators Scandal involving Ekow Ewusi, John Ofori Atta, Seth Mantey, and others, Mr. Albert Joseph Quarm and the Illegal Sale of Mining Concessions, and illegal mining by Wontumi’s Akonta Mining Limited to support his case.
According to him, apart from the reports in the Professor Frimpong Report, countless identifiable persons have corroborated the stories and offered their readiness to testify on the cases. Despite these, the Attorney-general decided to look away.
He further blamed Wontumi for masterminding this nation-wrecking act.
“As we speak, Bernard Antwi Bosiako, also known as “Wontumi”, the mastermind of this nation-wrecking conduct, is still walking free after polluting the Tano River through his illegal mining operations. The only reason why this is the case is because the Attorney-General is not interested in prosecuting the directors of the company for their illegal mining activities.”Sammy Gyamfi
NDC Points Fingers At NPP-Nana Addo-Bawumia Over Illegal Mining
He thus concluded that the leadership of the ruling NPP was complicit in the illicit act.
“The foregoing facts point to one irresistible conclusion, which is that; the corrupt Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government is neck-deep in the illicit galamsey trade and will stop at nothing to cover up their complicity. The extent of official complicity in this matter is as clear as daylight.”Sammy Gyamfi
The statement underscored displeasure for the extent to which the government has destroyed the nation’s environment.
“The NDC is deeply worried and appalled by the extent to which President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Bawumia have gone to encourage and condone the destruction of Ghana’s environment. They have been active collaborators and promoters of the “galamsey trade”. Their actions through their Attorney-General to continuously protect corrupt officials of the ruling NPP and the government, speak loudly. Posterity will never forgive them.”Sammy Gyamfi
Sammy Gyamfi called on the public to join the call for the attorney general’s resignation to help the fight against corruption.
He further called on the Special Prosecutor to take up the case.
“More importantly, we wish to call on the Special Prosecutor, Mr. Kissi Agyabeng to expedite his investigations into the matter and to immediately prosecute all those found culpable.”Sammy Gyamfi