OccupyGhana takes on Akufo-Addo over "go to court" challenge in galamsey fight

OccupyGhana takes on Akufo-Addo over "go to court" challenge in galamsey fight

- OccupyGhana, a pressure group says a recent comment by Prez. Akufo-Addo about burning excavators is unfortunate

- On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, His Excellency challenged people against bringing excavators as part of the fight against galamsey to go to court

- A statement by OccupyGhana says the president knows the action is not legal

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OccupyGhana, a Ghanaian pressure movement says the go-to-court challenge by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over the burning of excavators in the fight against galamsey is "unfortunate.".

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported that Akufo-Addo had called on all those who are not happy about the government's decision to burn all galamsey excavators to go to court.

Galamsey: Burning excavators is not legal; OccupyGhana tells Prez. Akufo-Addo
Galamsey: Burning excavators is not legal; OccupyGhana tells Prez. Akufo-Addo. Source: user-generated
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Per a Starr FM report, OccupyGhana has taken on the president on the premise that His Excellency is incorrect because of what he said.

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“The President knows that he is wrong, and that no interpretation of the clear language of his government’s own 2019 amendment supports the current ‘burn-on-sight’ policy, reads part of the release by the pressure movement, adding that the comment is "unfortunate."

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that President Akufo-Addo made his speech about burning excavators on Wednesday, May 26 when he cut sod for Phase One of the Law School Village for the Ghana School of Law.

In other news, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has been spotted in a video on social media which is causing a debate. The video has The Asantehene kneeling before a white priest during a church service.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, Otumfuo Osei Tutu is seen dressed in colourful kente with his signature bald head. Kneeling on the floor Otumfuo had to whitemen, a priest, and his assistant, offering prayers to him.

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After ending his prayer, the priest is seen rubbing what is believe to be holy oil on the Asantehene's head and forehead before the king got up. A man who recorded the video from its original source and put it on social media was not happy and spoke with a disappointed tone.

The video of Otumfuo kneeling down has been received with mixed reactions. While many have praised the king, others are not happy just like the man speaking in the video.

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