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Fight Against Illegal Mining: Posterity Will Judge Akufo-Addo – Gabby Otchere-Darko

Gabby Otchere-Darko appointed as new Chair of CWEIC's Ghana Hub

Leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has reiterated President Akufo-Addo's commitment towards ending the illegal mining menace in Ghana. 

However, he says, should the President fail in his fight against illegal small-scale mining in the country, posterity will judge him.

Mr Otchere-Darko said this in response to a tweet he was mentioned in.

Somewhere around 2017 when President Akufo-Addo took his first action against illegal mining, Mr Otchere-Darko, who is a Nephew to the president, tweeted that "Posterity shall not forgive Akufo-Addo and our generation if we don't win the war against galamsey".

However, six years down the lane, one Benjamin Kwabena Addo Dankwah (@Kwabenab3n) retweeted the above old tweet and asked Mr Otchere-Darko whether he remembers same.

In a response also tweeted the following insisting he still stands by his 2017 tweets.

“I remember this tweet very well and the import of my post remains valid today as it was yesterday and for our President, our leaders and our society. 

“Posterity will surely judge as meanly and legitimately so if we do not protect for future generations what was bequeathed to us.

The issue of illegal mining, alias galamsay has become topical again in recent times following the release of some pictures and video footage showing how badly some water bodies have been polluted with the colour of the water looking milky brown.

The public outburst on the extent of destruction being done to Ghana’s natural and forest reserves has led to the government renewing its commitment to ending the galamsay menace.

President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 met the National House of Chiefs at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi and pleaded with them to help nib the canker in the bud. 

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