Former National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams says government's posture on Anas’ recent exposé on Galamsey is questionable.
According to him, the NPP government led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has defied all odds to fight against illegal mining, yet refusing to embrace an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
In another explosive documentary, investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas reveals that government officials are circumventing measures to curb illegal mining popularly known as Galamsey.
The undercover work showed government officials receiving various sums of monies to facilitate the process and provide security protection for a mining company.
When the war on galamsey was declared, government decided to give a clear picture of the scope and duration of the intervention.
It, therefore, set up the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) to implement the two-year road map.
While the Committee has received plaudits for a good job done so far, some complaints have also been heard about underhand dealings involving officials in charge at the IMCIM who allegedly take bribes to allow people circumvent the rules of the roadmap.
The secret filming captured Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Mr. Charles Cromwell Bissiw, taking cash amounting to GH¢35,000 in three meetings through one Andy Owusu, a connection man, to circumvent the process to renew the mining license for ORR Resources Enterprise.
But government has asked Anas to provide the presidency with the raw footage of the video before a final decision will be made.
But reacting to the issue on Adom TV’s morning show, Kofi Adams wondered why the government is requesting for a raw footage when clear evidence has been put before them.
“Why is he refusing to accept Anas' exposé?” he questioned.