The Ashanti Regional Communication Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Akwasi Kyei has urged Ghanaians to blame former president John Mahama for the havoc caused by illegal mining activities in the country.
According to Akwasi Kyei, former President John Dramani Mahama when he was the president allowed the menace to destroy most of the water bodies that serve as a source of drinking water for millions of Ghanaians and lands in the country.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Nhyira Fm Kukurantumi Show hosted by Nana Kwadwo Jauntuah monitored by Ghtimesonline.com, Akwasi Kyei explained that President Akuffo Addo’s government is struggling to fight illegal mining activities because former President John Dramani Mahama failed to fight the menace.
Akwasi Kyei added, “President Akuffo Addo’s government is committed in the fight against galamsey but the fight would have been successful by now if President John Dramani Mahama showed commitment when he was president”.
He accused former president John Dramani Mahama of failing to put in place proper measures to check the growing menace.
“Former President Mahama ought to be the last person to comment on issues of illegal mining since he had the rare opportunity to govern the country and did little to fight the menace of illegal mining which was destroying the very fabric of Ghanaian society,” Akwasi Kyei said
“President Akuffo Addo’s government holistic approach to fighting the galamsey menace had not only received national applause from all well-meaning Ghanaians but had also been hailed by the international community. Former President John Dramani and NDC members who fought President Akuffo Addo’s government for fighting galamsey are the same people criticizing Nana Addo for the destruction of water bodies”.