The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana’s Forestry Commission has debunked accusations that he is involved in illegal mining.
According to Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, contrary to claims that he was doing galamsey, his outfit is rather doing a good job of reclamation for which he has pictorial evidence.
The Minority in parliament had accused top functionaries in the government for allegedly being neck-deep in illegal mining despite the ban on small-scale mining in the country.
Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy, Adams Mutawakilu said Sir John and the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi are illegally mining at Jacobu in the Ashanti region.
He called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to bring his party people tp order to avoid further destruction of the country’s forest and natural resources.
But the CEO says the NDC MPs are engaging in “lazy politics,” because they have failed to do due diligence before speaking on the matter.
“I am not involved in any illegal mining activities”, he said on Okay FM.
He said there were reclamation activities close to the area in question some months back and that explains why excavators were spotted in the area.
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie insists the allegations being peddled by the Minority spokesperson on Energy, Adam Mutawakilu, are ill-informed.