General News Thu, 28 Feb 2019

Government to investigate Anas’ Galamsey fraud video

Government has indicated that it is taking steps to carry out investigations into into the latest exposé of investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyew Anas.

The documentary show deep-seated corruption by individuals put in charge of the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey.

Captured in part of the documentary titled Galamsey Fraud is a presidential staffer and secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Charles Bissiw, who allegedly took various sums of money from the undercover team posing as an illegal mining firm, to offer protection.

Whilst a section of Ghanaians have been calling on the state to sanction persons captured taking alleged bribes in the exposé, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told journalists in Accra on Thursday that “Government will have the said tapes properly investigated using the raw unedited footage.”

He said “If any persons are found to have solicited monies or taken bribes to bend rules the necessary action will be taken.”

According to him, “Government welcomes any efforts aimed at assisting it succeed in its fight against illegal small scale mining.”

Source: dailyguideafrica.com
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