- Founder of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Rev Christian Kwabena Andrew has, hinted that he would legalize illegal mining activities in the country should he win election 2020
- He said legalizing galamsey would benefit both licensed and unlicensed operators to ensure everyone interested in mining has the liberty to do so
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The head pastor of the Assembly Worship Centre and founder of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Rev Christian Kwabena Andrew said it was worrying that although Ghana had been blessed with abundant natural resources including gold, diamond, bauxite and manganese, those resources had been poorly managed by successive leaders.
Wading into the brouhaha surrounding the illegal mining menace, he said it was evident that the government had failed to deal with the canker.
He said the GUM would take bold steps to streamline the activities in the small-scale mining sector and give opportunities to all people to mine sustainably.
Osofo Kyiri Abosom, as he is popularly known, made this known while speaking at the launch of his party’s constitution and 2020 manifesto.launch in Accra
“When I’m voted into power, small scale mining will be free for everyone to put money into everybody’s pocket. For the gold, we will continue mining so far as the ground permits” he declared.
According to a report by MyNewsGh, he said streamlining small scale mining would benefit both licensed and unlicensed operators to ensure everyone interested in mining has the liberty to do so.
Rev. Andrew added that long-serving prisoners, under his presidency, would be released with the exception of those locked up for murder charges.
In other news, the General Secretary for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has stated that the track record of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) on corruption is unmatched.
He made this known while speaking in an interview on Accra-based Kingdom FM in reaction to claims by the NDC that the current NPP government is corrupt.
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