This can't be galamsey fight — Sulemana Braimah disappointed Akufo-Addo still keeps failed appointees

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OCT 7, 2022 LISTEN
Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director for the Media Foundation for West Africa

Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has doubted President Akufo-Addo's reassurance to fight galamsey.

He said the President cannot be trusted since all his appointees who have been accused of engaging in galamsey are still in office.

“You are the President. All of Ghana's gold is entrusted to you. You appointed all the people in charge of lands, minerals, forests, regions, districts etc. Everything is being destroyed yet all your appointees are intact. You want us to believe you're fighting Galamsey? No," he wrote in a tweet on Thursday, October 6.

The debate about the activities of illegal mining known popularly as galamsey has heightened.

This follows the re-arrest of Chinese Galamsey Kingpin, Aisha Huang and the recent release of a documentary titled "Destruction for Gold" by Multimedia Journalist, Erastus Asare Donkor which revealed the alarming rate of polluted river bodies caused by illegal mining.

This prompted President Akufo-Addo to convene a meeting with the National House of Chiefs and MMDCEs on the galamsey threat on Wednesday, October 5 in Kumasi.

During the meeting, the president reaffirmed his willingness to combat illegal mining, thereby urging Ghanaians to support his vision. He also warned the MMDCEs not to engage in the illegal act.

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