The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has demanded that Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame quit immediately.
This follows his comments on former Environment Minister Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng’s 36-page galamsey report.
The Attorney-General’s Office and the Ministry of Justice have stated that Prof. Frimpong-Boateng’s study on illicit mining operations in the country is devoid of evidence and cannot be used to prosecute the individuals identified in the report.
As a result, the Attorney General directed the police to release all of the people included in the report save those who were still under investigation.
However, during a press conference on Monday, Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC’s National Communication Officer, branded the AG’s conclusion as questionable legal advice.
According to him, it aims to conceal significant crimes committed by corrupt officials and NPP personnel who ruin water bodies by unlawful mining.
Mr. Gyamfi added that Mr. Dame does not have Ghana’s best interests at heart, therefore their plea for his resignation.
“He is not interested in doing justice for the nation but only following the footsteps of his boss, President Akufo-Addo who has become known as the clearing agent of corruption. Dame does not qualify for the high office of the land as an Attorney General because he simply doesn’t give a hoot about the interest of Ghana,” he claimed.
Sammy Gyamfi also urged the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to accelerate the inquiry and quickly prosecute all individuals found guilty.