A Mining Engineer residing in Colorado, USA, Solomon Owusu has questioned the Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng on his recent comment concerning the disappearance of the over 500 seized excavators from the illegal mining operators as reported on Ghanaweb.
The Mining Engineer could not fathom how such seized equipment could vanish from the secured premises manned by the operations vanguard and galamstop security teams. He made the comment during a phone interview with Kwabena Bobie Ansah, the host of “The Citizen Show” on Accra FM 100.5 MHz on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
According to Solomon, excavators are not wheat chaffs that can just be blown by the wind and disappear. In his view, an excavator is a heavy earth moving equipment that has no wings to fly like an airplane or a guinea fowl. In addition, an excavator moves slowly and not even allowed travelling on tarred roads. It can either be moved from one city to another on untarred roads or placed on lowbird trucks or trailers.
The outspoken former Deputy Secretary of NPP-California Chapter in USA has charged all Ghanaians, especially the youth to demand the whereabouts of the over 500 seized excavators from the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), chaired by Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng. He further suggested that the committee must pay for the missing machines.
Solomon has cautioned the appointees in the current government to stop thinking that their party will wield power forever. He further warned that any corrupt official will have questions to answer when the NPP party is no more in power. He advised that government appointees should be patriotic and support the president to succeed, instead of engaging in corrupt practices to disappoint the good people of Ghana, their political party and the president.
The fearless engineer inspired the Ghanaian youth to be bold and challenge the status quo, instead of being perturbed by the insults, intimidations and threats from those who hate the truth. In his opinion, the actions of the youth today will determine a better future for the unborn generations.
Denver, Colorado, USA