Former National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has asked the government to turn to the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie for the unedited tape of Anas’ expose.
According to Mr Adams, Mr Afriyie has all the answers to illegal mining [galamsey] in the country’s forest reserves.
Mr Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, had expressed apprehension about the government’s effort to rid Ghana’s forest reserves of illegal miners, saying it could be crippled by some powerful persons in society.
He cited a recent case where some persons together with some soldiers, were arrested for unlawfully engaging in galamsey activity in the Aprapraman forest reserve in the Ashanti region.
“Somebody with authority higher than mine, I’m sure, rang whoever they wanted to ring and said that these were inter-ministerial soldiers or whatever they call them and said that they were there…,” he said on PM Express on JOYNEWS on Tuesday.
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“My Minister [Lands Minister] is aware; I’ve spoken to my Minister about that,” he told the host of the programme, Evans Mensah.
But reacting to the issue on Adom TV’s morning show “Badwam” Wednesday, Kofi Adams said it is yet another evidence to support Anas’ work.
He said the President was the one embarking on this campaign and must be held responsible for any unfortunate happenings.
He said President Akufo-Addo lied to the miners during his campaign to become president, thus his own words are making it difficult for him to fight
“If you want to know what’s happening in our forest and you are refusing to accept Anas’ expose and calling for a raw tape, go to Sir John for it because he has come to confirm what Anas said about galamsey,” he said.