Previous MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has admonished President Akufo-Addo not to discard all rumours about some customers in his government who are reported to be working in illegal mining.
According to him, some of these allegations are critical in helping the battle in opposition to unlawful smaller-scale mining in the place.
“I will hasten to insert, the President has claimed he will deal with any one who is found countable in unlawful small mining excerpt that he will not act on hearsay. The President should not have extra that, everybody is aware that you really don’t offer on hearsay to punish it need to offer with on concrete established evidence.
“But the president will have to get the job done with hearsay proof since that hearsay evidence might guide him to lots of spots or a lot of routines of individuals who are under the radial,” he explained to JoyNews’ Evans Mensah on TopStory, Wednesday.
His remark arrives just after President Akufo-Addo said that his fight versus illegal smaller-scale mining will not be based mostly on mere allegations.
He emphasised that inasmuch as he is established to implement the guidelines on unlawful mining, he is not all set to “act on hearsay or mere allegations without having additional. I will not hesitate to act however where by the proof is difficult just before the police.
“And I will do so irrespective of the standing of the man or woman or folks concerned. That is the correct this means of equality before the law,” he pressured.
Reacting to this, the previous Minister for Lands and Normal Resources indicated that the best option in curbing the canker is to probe further more into hearsays purported towards persons involved in the illegalities.
Mr Fuseini believes that persons at the rear of these illegalities are top officials consequently, the have to have “to charge District Main Government (DCE) and the minister to stamp out unlawful tiny scale mining in the several jurisdiction”.
He also emphasised the need to have for the Presidency to establish an office environment for the reasons of acquiring these types of complaints..
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