Public Interest Advocate Frank Aboagye Danyansah has stated categorically that President Akufo-Addo has deliberately mishandled the fight against galamsey in the country.
President Akufo-Addo imposed a ban on small-scale mining and galamsey in 2017.
Frank Danyansah speaking on Kukurantumi show on Nhyira FM hosted by Kwadwo Juantuah monitored by Ghtimesonline.com said President Akufo-Addo expressed so much zeal towards ending illegal mining known as ‘galamsey’, however, after winning power little has been done towards that.
According to Frank Danyansah, President Akufo-Addo can never run away from the water bodies and lands which have been destroyed in the fight against galamsey.
“Ghanaians criticized President John Dramani Mahama for failing to fight galamsey because we trusted Nana Addo policies. President Akufo-Addo has failed woefully in the fight against galamsey and he should tell Ghanaians why the fight against galamsey wasn’t successful” Danyansah said.
“The President once stated that he was prepared to put his presidency on the line to fight the canker, but now it is evident that he has failed in the fight. President Akufo-Addo cannot declare another fight without pinpointing what caused the loss in the fight against galamsey”
Frank Danyansah however appealed to Traditional Authorities to support the fight against galamsey to help protect lands and water bodies from destruction.