The Special Prosecutors Office has started an investigation into corruption-related offenses that connects to small-scale illegal mining (galamsey). According to a statement issued on the website of the Special Prosecutors Office the investigation targets some individual and private companies including that of IMCIM secretary Mr. Charles Bissue and Akonta Mining Company which belongs to New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Ashanti Regional Chairman Bernard Antwi Bosiako known as Chairman Wontumi.
" The investigation includes the active and ongoing inquiry into allegations of use of public office for profit against Charles Bissue, during his tenure as Secretary to the IMCIM, arising from an investigative documentary titled 'Galamsey Fraud Part 1' published by Tiger eye P.I." This is the case of Charles Bissue.
The statement further revealed targeted the activities of a mining company owned by Chairman Wontumi "the investigation further targets the activities of Akonta Mining Limited and other companies; nationals of foreign countries allegedly involved in illegal mining; allegations of corruption and corruption-related offenses against some Municipal and District Cheif Executives and political party officials" the statement said.
The activities of illegal mining are destroying our water bodies and land. Soon we might struggle to get clean water to drink. The earlier something is done the better. Do you think this call from the Special Prosecutor is a good one?
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