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The Patriotic Youth Alliance, a youth group within the New Patriotic Party is alleging that some persons in government are plotting the removal of the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology.
The group says series of publication in the news media and activities of certain people in the NPP government are strong pointers to make them believe there is a grand plan against Professor Frimpong Boateng.
Speaking to journalists, Thomas Boakye, one of the spokespersons of the group said those plotting against Prof Frimpong Boateng have wicked mindsets.
According to him, those persons could not perpetuate fraud on the country because of the fierce resistance the Minister mounted against their illegal activities in mining.
“It is clear that some people in government want Dr Frimpong Boateng out of office because their actions in the media show same and it is not surprising that some pay for stories to be planted against the former finest heart surgeon”, Mr Boakye disclosed.
Giving more details, Mr Boakye said the Minister had stopped the indiscipline in the mining arena.
He noted that this hard stance was preventing some persons in government from feeding fat from illegal mining.
The spokesperson said since the establishment of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) many who dabbled in the dangerous enterprise had been uncomfortable.
He alleged that these persons have contracted some media persons from the opposition newspapers as well as pro-government ones to tarnish the image of the famous heart surgeon.
“I am not surprised that people are still scheming against the Professor because they did not get the ill wealth they intended to have”, the spokesperson said.
Outlining a number of achievements of the Environment Minister, the spokesperson said the mines had become safer since the establishment of the IMCIM, adding that it was due to proper monitoring set in place by Dr Frimpong Boateng.
He noted that the community mining module which was designed by the IMCIM had ensured the employment of over 30, 000 people in clean and regulated mining.
Communities such as Mpasatia, Akrofuom, Kotokuom and others had their youth gaining employment in community mining, the spokesperson pointed out.
Workers in the community mining module, the spokesperson said had been gaining about 60% more from their work due to strict protocols from the IMCIM.
“It was really remarkable the impact of Dr Frimpong Boateng as head of the IMCIM because crime and social vices reduced since the people had jobs to do”, Mr Boakye posited.
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