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30.08.2020 NDC News

NDC Condemn Arrest Of Concerned Small Scale Miners Association President

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
NDC National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi
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NDC National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the arrest of the President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners Association, Michael Kwadwo Peprah.

Mr. Michael Kwadwo Peprah has reportedly been picked up by the police after a post on his Facebook page on plans to make an exposition on the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government at an upcoming press conference.

In a press statement from the NDC signed by National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi, they have described the arrest of the President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners Association as shameful as they accuse Professor Frimpong Boateng of being behind everything.

“Michael Kwadwo Peprah was arrested in the Ashanti region last night and is currently at the Central Police Station in Kumasi waiting to be transported to Accra, on the orders of the Environment Minister and Chief “Galamsey” promoter, Professor Frimpong Boateng.

“The NDC condemns this shameful act, which is part of a desperate scheme by the oppressive and despotic Akufo Addo-government to intimidate, harass and silence critical voices ahead of the 2020 general elections”, the NDC statement has said.

Below is the full statement.
The National Democratic Congress, has just learnt of the arrest and detention of the President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners Association, Michael Kwadwo Peprah for a post he made on his Facebook wall, ahead of the Association’s planned press conference to expose the Akufo Addo-government on mining related issues.

Michael Kwadwo Peprah was arrested in the Ashanti region last night and is currently at the Central Police Station in Kumasi waiting to be transported to Accra, on the orders of the Environment Minister and Chief “Galamsey” promoter, Professor Frimpong Boateng.

The NDC condemns this shameful act, which is part of a desperate scheme by the oppressive and despotic Akufo Addo-government to intimidate, harass and silence critical voices ahead of the 2020 general elections.

We are reliably informed, that as we speak, Michael Kwadwo Peprah has not been given access to his lawyers by the Police. We humbly entreat the media and CSOs to follow this matter and give it the attention it deserves.

Let’s us speak up against the culture of oppression and tyranny being supervised by President Akufo Addo, because injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

#IstandWithMichaelKwadwoPeprah
SAMMY GYAMFI ESQ.
National Communication Officer, NDC

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
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