Renowned environmentalist and anti-galamsey advocate, Professor Frimpong Boateng, has openly accused President Akuffo Addo of not providing the expected support in the ongoing battle against illegal mining. In a press conference held yesterday, Professor Boateng expressed his disappointment, citing a perceived lack of commitment from the presidential office to tackle the persistent issue of galamsey.
The professor highlighted specific instances where he believed support from the president’s office was crucial but was allegedly absent. This includes resource allocation, policy reinforcement, and coordinated efforts to curb illegal mining activities that have been detrimental to Ghana’s environment.
President Akuffo Addo’s office has yet to respond to these accusations. The growing public interest and concern surrounding this rift indicate potential ramifications for the government’s stance on environmental issues and the fight against galamsey. As stakeholders await official statements from both parties, the controversy surrounding the anti-galamsey efforts in Ghana continues to unfold.
story filed by: Nana kwaku Duah