Bernard Antwi Bosiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has disclosed that in his youth, he used to work as an illegal miner, popularly known as ‘galamsey’.
In an interview with Delay, he revealed that he used to earn one million dollars ($1m) everyday working as a galamsey guy.
I was earning $1 million a day. Do you know something, Ghana is so rich.
Delay in shock calculated how much he was approximately earning in a year, and it was over $350 million per year.
For me, it was mining that helped me to be wealthy.
Delay being skeptical about the amount of money Chairman Wontumi earned from mining, he said:
I always tell people to fast check at Precious Mineral Marketing Company (PMMC). It is for the government. If you go there, mention Handsome Mining or mention my name, Wontumi. They know me. They would pull out my records for you.
Wontumi replied to Delay’s question and asked if she was hungry which she replied no.
He further asked her to look around the studio and said it is one of the nicest studios around and that the studio has helped the public so why can’t he buy a nice car for himself if he is doing good for the public?
He further went on to ask Delay a rhetorical question saying ”why do we look for money?” Then, he listed some things money is used for: