Gabby Otchere Asare Darko, the head of Pro-NPP policy think-tank, the Danquah Institute is calling the bluffs of the NDC over its resolves, to legalize the operation of okada.
He maintains that the NDC and its flagbearer lacks the track record to deliver on legalizing the operations of Okada.
He accused the NDC for failing to regulate Galamsay in 2008, which he said became a gold rush for illegal miners from Asian - culminating in Environmental degradation.
According to him, his uncle, Nana Akuffo Addo came to tackle the devastation and implement regulations to help small scale miners do legitimate galamsay business.
He went on and to warn Ghanaians of the new Mahama's promise to legalize Okada, "saying" it will lead to more deaths on our roads. He said in a statement below.
In 2008, NDC promised to legalize and regulate Galamsey to create jobs. By 2010, Galamsey had become the business of choice for many youths; NDC Govt stayed aloof, no legalization or regulation as promised. Indeed, it became a gold rush for foreigners from Asia and elsewhere. The result was serious environmental devastation.
It took nearly a decade and a new NPP Govt to return to office to tackle the menace head-on with all its attendant challenges; train ex-Galamseyers and create the regulated business of community mining.
Be careful of the NDC when they promise to regulate Okada. We have seen it before. The Galamsey Rush destroyed our environment and eventually many livelihoods of farmers.
An Okada Rush can lead to another devastation; cause more carnage on our roads and destroy lives. Let us learn from history. Be warned about NDC promises. They can destroy lives and livelihoods.
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