- Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Bissue has reiterated his innocence of all illegal mining accusations
- The presidential staffer says even the FBI cannot find anything incriminating on him
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One of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s to appointees who have been incriminated for his involvement in illegal mining has called the bluff of critics, saying he is innocent.
Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Bissue, a former executive secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) has reiterated his innocence.
According to the presidential staffer, he is prepared to wait on the Special Prosecutor for even 10-years to finish investigations on his alleged involvement in galamsey.
Mr. Bissue, in an interview TV3, said he is innocent and added that he served as a member of the IMCIM with good intentions to ensure the small scale mining sector is sanitized.
“I’ve done no wrong,” he insisted.
“I insist. I will never take money. Even if the case is referred to the FBI, nothing incriminating will be found. I’m sounding this confident because I know how I went about my duties in that office. And, as I said earlier, the workers at the IMCIM can best tell you how I carried myself there. And the Lord is my witness,” he said on the sidelines of the vetting of Parliamentary aspirants for the NPP in the Western Region.
Mr. Bissue was captured in a galamsey documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, allegedly taking a bribe to influence the acquisition of mining leases.
He has since stepped aside as an executive secretary of the MCIM for investigations to be conducted.
Initial investigations by the police CID cleared him of any wrongdoing but the office of the Special Prosecutor is still investigating him.
He has been massively criticized by Ghanaians and his political opponents over the seize of his government.
The Nana Addo-led administration has over 110 ministers, at least 20 ministers more than its predecessors appointed.
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