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Akufo Addo Must Account For Every Soul Lost In Galamsey Fight – Sampson Ahi
 
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12-Aug-2017  
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Member of Parliament for Bodi, Hon. Sampson Ahi has charged Ghanaians to hold President Akufo Addo responsible for every killing of an illegal miner.

According to him, the president’s comments during his campaign tour is now biting him hard because he promised to let the illegal mining activity continue and has now launched a fight against the activity. Then Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, while on his campaign trail ahead of the 2016 general elections, is reported by the Ghana News Agency as saying that the party would not halt illegal mining operations popularly known as “galamsey” in the Western Region when elected into power.

While addressing party faithful at the fore court of the Tarkwa community centre said considering the staggering number of Ghanaian’s who are involved in galamsey, the NPP would rather regularise the operations of illegal miners to enable them operate responsibly to earn a living.

The NPP in power would also reduce the rate at which farm lands are destroyed and water bodies polluted in the region.

But soon after President Akufo Addo was elected and sworn into power he began a relentless war against galamsey placing a 6-month ban on small-scale mining and a temporary halt on the issuance of new mining licences in order to allow the natural bodies, degraded by the activities of illegal miners to recover.

He has stated clearly that he was willing to incur the wrath of potential voters and put his Presidency on the line by continuing the fight against galamsey.

Government earlier this month deployed a 400 strong Military/Police Taskfoce [Operation Vanguard] to some parts of the country to combat the galamsey menace. An illegal miner was shot and killed last week in the Ashanti Region after a team of illegal miners allegedly clashed with the taskforce.

But speaking on Agoo TV and to Kasapa FM, Hon. Sampson Ahi stated that several youth were encouraged by Nana Akufo Addo’s campaign talk and as a result went for loans to secure equipment to venture into the illegal activity.

“Nana Akufo Addo must be held responsible for the death of anyone who dies in relation to galamsey. You motivate them into galamsey with your campaign talk and when you get power, you turn round and use armed soldiers and police to drive them away from where they get their livelihood. In the process if someone is been killed, who should we hold responsible for such death. The President must be blamed for the needless deaths, he caused it.”
 
 
 
Source: kasapafmonline.com
 
 

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Name: kk
herh Ahi or whatever u call urself are u talking from ur right senses? I wonder which constituency allowed such an immatured creature to represent them at parliament, did nana Addo false them to do illegal mining? better wise up and stop phoooling around
 
Name: Efo Emma -HO
have you finished accounting for President mills death?
 
Name: Nana Kyeretwie
In as much as the President, Nana Addo should be held accountable, the NDC and its cohorts should be held accountable for every penny misappropriated. Also, acts of malfeasance which caused financial loss to the state must be investigated.
 
Name: Anokwa...!
😒. It is Sunday...hence I reserve my comments!
 
Name: KT
AHI WHY DO YOU ALWAYS WANT TO EXPOSE YOUR IGNORANCE. PLEASE IF YOU CAN'T PROVIDE WISE COUNSEL AS AN MP ***barred word***.
 
Name: Opinion
I think the criteria for mp should include education level. Minimum should be first degree. The judiciary already have this. They are all astute legal professionals. Why cant we make it a requirement with the executive and legislature?
 
Name: ILLITERATE
LOOK AT THIS EMPTY HEADED VILLAGER WHO CALLS HIMSELF MP.ONLY IN NDC WHICH OTHER PARTY.YOU CANNOT EVEN EXPRESS YOURSELF,WHAT EVER YOU SAY IS ***barred word***.
 
Name: Prince
Their interest is to win back power in 2020 and not to save mother Ghana. OOh NDC when are you going to change? don't you know that Ghanaians are awake and cannot be play ***barred word*** to your tricks any longer? May be the few selfish individuals involved in the galamsey activities may follow your tricks but the majority of us who wanted to protect mother Ghana for ourselves, our children, grandchildren and the unborn generations will continue to support the leader who think Ghana first and not power. It is time you people come to your senses that we are watching those who think about Ghana and not those who want to win power at all cost. Mr. Ahi, do you prefer the death of individual selfish illegal galamsey operators to the death of 25 million Ghanaians or the vice versa? It is better you wake-up from your sleep now, other wise the day will not meet you.
 
Name: Kumapley
You must also account for every soul that is poisoned by cyanide. Souls of children have already been lost in galamsey pits by Aisha and co. - and you don't care about those! This kind of politics is too cheap and very off-putting.
 
Name: Irresponsible
We used to have an irresponsible president in mahama. If every government since independence has allowed corruption and wanton dissipation of our lands to go on as he did, there would not have been a country called Ghana. Ghana should ensure mahama is never voted for again as a president. He will not listen to anybody because nobody has been voted for as a president.
 



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