- Kennedy Agyapong has suggested that the Minister for Environment and Science must be sacked
- The lawmaker is alleging the NPP has failed in the fight against galamsey
- He also opined that the NPP is likely to lose in 4 regions because of the illegal mining fight
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NPP Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong is pleading with President Nana Akufo-Addo to sack the Minister of Environment and Science, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng.
According to the lawmaker, the minister, who is also head of the committee fighting the illegal mining( galamsey) has failed woefully.
Mr. Agyapong alleges that the minister and the members of the committee have failed to fight and eradicate galamsey .
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He also noted that the NPP as a government have failed to fight the galamsey menace in Ghana.
“As for galamsey, we have failed as a government and immediately the president must dissolve and withdraw both Galamstop and Operation Vanguard; they are feeding fat on the galamsey” fight and soldiers are fighting to be in that team; the people that are in charge have disgraced the president, it is so sad and immediately he has to stop everybody, including the minister,” he noted.
The controversial legislator also added that he has evidence of massive and serious rot within the committee tasked by the president to fight the illegal mining.
He said if President Akufo-Addo fails to act on his information, the party may lose in four regions during the 2020 elections.
"These men have turned the “galamsey” fight into a gold mine and have disgraced the president; I recommend that he sacks all of them because what they have done is disgusting and sickening; important personalities, they couldn’t control themselves at the sight of money, forgetting that they would die someday.”
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Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng was made Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) by President Nana Akufo Addo in March 2017 to address the issue of illegal mining in Ghana after placing an initial six months ban on the illegal trade.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo is not like his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, when you talk about accountability, according to Minister of Zongo and Inner Cities, Mustapha Hamid.
According to Mr. Hamid, Akufo-Addo has accounted for everything in his administration as compared to what Ghanaians saw during the tenure of former president John Mahama.
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