Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Mr Kwaku Baako Jnr., has served notice that investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, will soon expose chiefs, politicians and persons in the security services who are neck deep in galamsey.
According to him, the sort of extensive investigative work done by his protégé (Anas). was so ‘explosive’ and will blow the minds of Ghanaians after seeing the extent to which, big men in the country have been unfair to Ghana by supervising the destruction of the environment for their selfish interest.
He said the magnitude of the exposé on the judges’ bribery scandal comes nowhere near what has been unearthed in the galamsey investigations.
The issue of galamsey has been an age-old problem with successive governments finding it very difficult to fight. The Lands and Forestry Minister, John Peter Amewu, recently disclosed that government would start using drones to augment its efforts to effectively combat illegal mining to ensure the protection of the country’s water bodies.
Galamsey has destroyed the country’s water bodies, resulting in the drying up of water bodies.
But, according to Kwaku Baako Jnr., the naming, shaming and possible prosecution of these big men who are behind the practice of galamsey will go a long way in fighting the illegal activity.
“Members of the NDC and NPP are neck deep in this mess, they manipulate the system and have their way in the galamsey business, but pretend they are fighting the menace. I’ve stopped short of mentioning names because the time we’ll name and shame people is almost up and it will be very explosive.
“I don’t think we care who will be mentioned or fingered, because really their bad actions are too much…what sort of money at all are they looking for.
He added: “What is annoying is that right after these galamseyers are arrested they are released and they go back to the galamsey sites to continue with the illegal deeds.”
Story: News Desk