A security expert, David Agbey says President Nana Akufo-Addo does not have the courage to fight the illicit small-scale mining (galamsey) in the country.
According to him, the President will not be able to clamp down on these miners because some top members of the NPP are also involved and guilty of the practice.
He added that these party members are also financiers of the NPP and Nana Addo’s campaign.
“He doesn’t have the balls to be able to actually pursue (the fight against galamsey) to the bottom. As we are talking now, it is just like people are paying lip service with regards to this fight against galamsey.
“In real terms, in terms of business sense, people have invested heavily in prosecuting the agenda that the president becomes president and this is the time that they believe that they can also enrich themselves by mobilising all forces such that they will be able to step in to do massive galamsey. It is quite a thorny issue as we are talking,” he said in an interview with Class FM Wednesday.
Galamsey has become a menace in Ghana and the President has been charged to be proactive and arise beyond rhetoric in order to deal with the menace.