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Government seems not interested in prosecuting owners of excavators. Are they hiding something?

It should be clear by now, to all opened minded persons following the matter of burning excavators found at illegal mining sites that, the government is running away from prosecution or confiscating these illegal mining machines simply because it wants to hide the identity of these mining lawbreakers. 


In simple terms, the truth of the matter is that identifying the owners of excavators will leave a trail that will stretch across every segment of the population. It will look like a political suicide to do that, also because, most of these galamsey sites owners are powerful politicians. 


Hence, what the government is doing is to disrupt the process whilst destroying the evidence. 


“The catch is those whose machines are burnt won’t go to court as it will lift the lid on them. On the other hand, those pointing out the supposed illegality are against galamsey and lack the motivation for testing the law too”. A texter said on newsfile this morning. 


The decision to burn excavators has been widely condemned, but at the same time, some people have supported the idea. For us who do not subscribed to this ex judicial method think the motive is what is stated above. 


It is serious to think of this as it has the blessing of the President and his attorney General, both of which are lawyers of some repute. 


“I know there are some who believe that the ongoing exercise of ridding our water bodies and forest zones of harmful equipment and machinery is unlawful and, in some cases, harsh. I strongly disagree, and I would advise those who take a contrary view to go to court to vindicate their position, if they so wish.”- President Akufo-Addo says while being confident in the decision to burn excavators. 


What we have to hope for, is to have someone with bold conviction to take the matter to court and test the president's belief. 

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