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The Bono Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party, Kwame Baffoe has named President Akufo-Addo’s cabinet minister still involved in galamsey.
Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye named Hon. Asomah-Cheremeh as the man neck-deep in galamsey.
Making the revealation on Wontumi TV, the NPP Chairman mentioned that in 2020, the illegal activities of Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh was brought to fore by a former Tarkwa MCE.
Abronye recounted that the former Lands and Natural Resources Minister had been visiting galamsey sites at Tarkwa to personally take moneys from the illegal miners and it was on such an occasion, that the former Tarkwa MCE and members of his taskforce arrested him and handed him over to the Police.
Shortly after Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh was released, Abronye stated that he rather went to report to the MCE to President Akufo-Addo and lied that the MCE was into galamsey- costing him his job.
In providing more details, Abronye explained that the galamsey taskforce module setup by President Akufo-Addo makes provision for only the minister to report directly to him.
And this module in his view, allowed Asomah-Cheremeh to take advantage and present a case to ensure the innocent MCE was removed from post.
“The Tarkwa MCE arrested the Minister who had visited galamsey sites to go and take money from the illegal miners. The former MCE and his taskforce meant well for the President and the case is with the Tarkwa Police station. This happened in 2020”, Abronye said.
He therefore advised President Akufo-Addo to investigate the matter and be careful around people who care about money and not the legacy he wants to leave after his tenure is over.