Founder and leader of United Progressive Party (UPP) Akwasi Addae Odike has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to resign for failing to fight the galamsey menace in the country as he promised.
According to Odike, President Akufo-Addo’s calling for a national dialogue to begin another fight against galamsey is a clear indication that President Akufo-Addo lost the fight against galamsey.
President Akufo-Addo in 2017 put his presidency on the line as he assured journalists at the Jubilee House that he will fight the galamsey war to reclaim Ghana’s lands and water bodies devastated with impunity by illegal miners.
Speaking on Abusua Fm Morning Show hosted by Kojo Marko monitored by Ghtimesoline.com, Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike said President Akuffo Addo should resign for failing to fight the galamsey menace as he promised to save his integrity.
“President Akufo-Addo during his meeting with the Chiefs of Okyeman admitted that the fight against galamsey has been failed that’s why he is calling for a national dialogue. President Akufo-Addo knew the policies he implemented to fight galamsey were weak to fight the galamsey menace” Odike explained.
“Nana Addo as a statesman and a president who told Ghanaians that he will never lie should do the needful and resign for failing to fight galamsey”.
Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike appealed to Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II to lead a fight against galamsey in Ashanti Region saying water bodies and lands have been destroyed.
“I believe Asantehene trusted President Akufo-Addo in the fight against galamsey but President Akufo-Addo was not committed to fighting the menace. Lands and water bodies have been destroyed despite the so-called galamsey fight. Asantehene leading galamsey fight in Ashanti Region will yield positive results” Odike added.