Sammy Gyamfi, the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s National Communications Officer, remains undeterred in his pursuit of those responsible for galamsey activities across the country.
He has so filed a Right to Information (RTI) request with four government institutions, demanding information on Heritage Imperial Company Limited’s activities in the Apamprama forest reserve.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forestry Commission, the Attorney-General’s Department, and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources have all been petitioned.
An excerpt of Mr Gyamfi’s petition said, ”I believe that the requested information will enable me to assist the Ghana Police Service and the Attorney-General to conduct thorough investigations into this matter to punish anyone found culpable.”
Meanwhile, the NDC has warned that if power changes hands in 2024, it will not spare Akufo-Addo administration appointees accused of unlawful mining.
The party, which has voiced severe worry over the harm caused by the illegal mining threat to present and future generations, is urging that it be stopped immediately.
Speaking to the press on Monday, October 16, during the NDC’s ‘Moment of Truth Series,’ Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer, urged appointees participating in the scourge to prepare for their day of accountability.
“We hereby serve notice, that even if they are let off the hook today, they will not escape the long arms of the law tomorrow, because crime has no expiry date. Until this is done, we shall make no headway in our fight against illegal mining and our beloved country, will have no sustainable future,” he said.
Mr Gyamfi, on the other hand, lambasted President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the ‘galamsey”s wanton devastation of the nation.
Despite this danger, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice have praised the government’s accomplishments in the galamsey war.