Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says government takes Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest documentary on alleged corruption in the fight against illegal mining serious but will investigate the raw footage.
He stated that the NPP government has take notice of the work oft the ace investigator and his Tiger Eye PI team.
"Government welcomes any efforts aimed at assisting it succeed in its fight against illegal small scale mining.
"Government will have the said tapes properly investigated using the raw unedited footage.
"If any persons are found to have solicited monies or taken bribes to bend rules the necessary action will be taken,” he told the media during a press conference in Accra on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Mr. Nkrumah also opined that government will not be forced to give timelines on when investigations into the alleged government official's involvement in the exposé will be concluded.
“We will not give timelines, the point we want to make clearly is that there is a documentary out there, there are some raw footage that serves as the basis to it. It’s of interest to the state and we will examine it. Work proceeds until we are told otherwise by our principals. So the work proceeds, if in the process of the fight there is information out there that somebody has compromised the fight, it is important to have access to it and to examine and then to take necessary actions,” he told journalists.
The Tiger Eye PI documentary allegedly implicates a member of the ruling government - Presidential staffer and Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Mr Charles Cromwell Bissue.
Mr. Bissue allegedly facilitated for a company seeking to circumvent laid down processes to be given clearance for its mining operations.
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