Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has insisted President Akufo Addo has failed in his fight against galamsey.
Speaking at a townhall meeting in Kumasi, the former president noted that Akufo Addo has handed over seized mining concessions to his party members while permitting only them to engage in the galamsey.
He further stressed on his promise to return all seized concessions to its rightful owners if voted back into power on December 7.
”In discussing the fight against galamsey, he [Nana Addo] has failed completely. What he [Nana Addo] has done is to seize concessions belonging to people and claimed to use them for community mining. However, he has handed these concessions to party members and allowed them to be engaging in galamsey. As for the party members, they can engage in galamsey but for Ghanaians, they cannot. They have also seized excavators from Ghanaians and handed it over NPP members. This is why I promised to retrieve all seized excavators and return them to their original owners.”