- Kennedy Agyapong has alleged that NPP bigwigs are behind some 'galamsey' operators
- He made mention of a Chinese individual who is being protected by some of the leaders of the party he belongs to
- Agyapong questioned if it is possible for a Ghanaian to mine in China like the Chinese are doing
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Kennedy Agyapong, a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has alleged that a Chinese 'galamsey' operator has the backing of members of the party he belongs to.
He made the allegation whilst speaking about the issue of 'galamsey' in a new interview on NET2 TV.
He insinuated that non-citizens are able to illegally mine in the country without worrying about repercussions because they have the support of a 'big man.'
Kennedy Agyapong alleges NPP bigwigs support Chinese 'galamsey' operator in a new interview. Photo source: user-generated.
"The mindset of Ghanaians is so horrible. Can Ghanaians go to China and mine gold like they are doing here?" questioned Agyapong.
"There is a guy I took to court who lost the case. He is still mining gold in the country. If I tell you the kind of NPP leaders who support him. It's sad."
On Monday, May 17, YEN.com.gh reported that Kate Gyamfua, the National Women's Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had lost eight excavators.
The eight excavators were lost as part of the operations of the military task force against galamsey (illegal mining.) A Facebook post by Starr FM's morning show host, Francis Abban, has indicated that the military task force burnt the eight excavators in the Eastern Region.
A report on Adomonline.com has suggested that the excavators are part of about 20 such machines which were burnt in the operation. The operation, the report added, took place across Larbikrom, Dompem, and Pamen, which are all located in the Atiwa District.
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