The only obstacle to the fight against galamsey is the opposition NDC.
While President Akufo-Addo was fighting tooth and nail to end illegal mining activities, the NDC was busily campaigning in areas where galamsey takes place to vote for them.
In this video, a few weeks before the 2020 elections, Kwaku Boahen and Dr. Tony Aubyn were assuring the people they would let them go back to do galamsey if they’d vote for Mahama and the NDC.
What is worrying is the fact that Dr. Aubyn was the boss of the Minerals Commission, so for such a person to lead such an exercise aimed at causing more devastations to our environment is more than shocking.
This explains why the NDC won many seats in the mining areas to the detriment of the ruling NPP.
With such a mindset, how do we root out galamsey? While this administration is looking at ways to rid our environment of galamsey, the NDC would be going back to them with juicy promises if they vote for them.
This is the more reason why it is of immense necessity to let the two political parties to sign a pact preventing them from campaigning in these areas with the promise of allowing them to go back into galamsey.
Our fight would be Cos’ 90 if at the end of the day this is how the NDC would get down there to campaign.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.