General News Tue, 8 May 2018
The CEO of Educate Ghana Summit Mr. Boadi William has chastised former president Mahama for his comments on illegal mining in Ghana.According to him,former president mahama's comments on illegal mining (Galamsey) during the unity walk in Ashanti Region is very unfortunate as he seeks to reinstate illegal mining when he becomes president in Ghana again.
"Ghanaians know when illegal mining started in this country and which party was in power at that time" he said
According to him, Ghanaians do have "long memories" contrary to what the former president thinks
"Desperation is misleading ex-president Mahama because he led the amendment of the mining law to make it criminal to engage in illegal mining" he noted.
Adding that,he amended the Minerals Law Act 703 to 900 which gave the powers to security personnel to seize illegal mining equipment, arrest and prosecute persons engaged in illegal mining.
Furthermore, Mr. Boadi said, recently Japanese government rejected 100 tonnes of cocoa and is ex-president aware that, its due to illegal mining activities?.
"The fact of the matter is that, ex-president is desperate to win 2020 election, that's making him always sway from the subject matter for the 'unity walk' and NDC party ought to guide him. Because the unity walk is becoming vanity walk" he cautioned.