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President Akufo-Addo Must Resign For Failing In The Fight Against Galamsey – CPP

The Conventional People’s Party (CPP) have demanded the resignation of the President for failing to tackle the activities of illegal miners.

Speaking at an event on Wednesday to mark the birthday of Ghana’s first president and founder of the CPP, Kwame Nkrumah, the General Secretary of the Party, Nana Yaa Jantuah, stated that the country had failed in the quest against the galamsey menace. She noted that the current situation was directly opposite what the President promised and, therefore, he must resign. She noted that the CPP would continue to demand the resignation of President Akufo-Addo for failing to live up to his promise.

“I think it is time for him to resign; I think it is time for Nana Addo to put down his job and allow competent people to take over. He has failed the fight against galamsey; he should resign. We in the Convention Peoples Party are asking him to stick to his promises,” Nana Yaa Akyempem Jantuah indicated in her remarks.

In other related matters, the Ghana Landscape in Small-scale Mining Project have stated their disapproval of the government’s shoot-to-kill policy on fighting illegal mining activities across the country. Speaking on Starr FM in Accra, the National Coordinator for the Project, Dr Kingsley Krugu, indicated that President Akufo-Addo should rather be looking at a long-term solution to the galamsey menace and not the killing of citizens.

“We need to up our game, and not without everybody coming around the table talking about it. I have to say that we are stepping up the efforts by revamping and escalating the efforts against the menace. But I do not think that we need to shoot and kill Ghanaians. Whose only crime is trying to get daily bread and make a living?

“I have heard the call to shoot and kill is related to the call to ban small-scale mining activities altogether. We have walked on this path before, from March 2017 to December 2018. If you recall, there was a ban on small-scale mining activities in this country,” Mr Krugu stated.

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