New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand, Kennedy Agyapong is demanding the immediate arrest of the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, mynewsgh.com has filed.
He cannot fathom why suspended New Patriotic Party (NPP) Central Regional Vice Chairman, Horace Ekow Ewusi was arrested in connection the 500 missing excavators when the man whose sole responsibility is to ensure they never got missing in the first place is walking free.
“I agree with calls for the Minister to be arrested. If you are arrested it does not mean you are guilty but if he admitted that the excavators have gone missing then he ought to have resigned. I concur with the minority calls for his arrest”, he stated on dialogue monitored.
Mr Kennedy Agyapong insisted “he has to be arrested to explain circumstances that led to the disappearance of the excavators. Nobody is above the law….even if the President flouts the law he must be arrested and questioned. If he is a Minister and so what? What has gone on at his Ministry deserves probe and he must answer for it”
According to him, they should not narrow investigations only around Horace Ekow Ewusi but extend it to former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on illegal Mining (IMCIM), Mr Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue and the Minister himself.
Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng who is the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation and also Chairperson for the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) had revealed that most of the excavators that were seized from illegal miners have vanished.
The 500 excavators used by galamsey operators had been seized and parked at various district assemblies for safe keeping as prosecutions proceeded but the Minister stated that the excavators have since gone missing sparking national anger.
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