The Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guild newspaper, Mr Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jr has revealed that the government of Ghana is facing a 50 million dollars judgement debt over excavators and other mining equipments that were seized during the fight against galamsey.
According to Mr Baako, a mining company whose mining equipments were missing after they were seized by the government operatives in charge of the fight against illegal mining went to court and was awarded a whopping 50 million US dollars against the government of Ghana. The judgement took place on 30th July, 2020.
The veterant journalist made this revelations on Thursday during a panel discussion on Metro TV.
Mr Baako who was speaking on the fight against galamsey said he disagrees with the president's position on the burning of excavators.
"Rule of law demands that the state should not engage in illegality to cure another illegality", he argued.
He therefore suggested that the Akufo-Addo led government should go to Parliament and amend the existing law on illegal mining to enable it to burn excavators if they believe the equipments of illegal miners is the way to ago.
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