The National Youth Organizer of National Democratic Congress, Lawyer George Opare – Addo alias Pablo, has said that Nana Addo’s fight against Galamsey was dishonestly executed.
In an interview with Kwame Afrifa on the Epa Hoa Daben show, he said “The fight against Galamsey is a scam and the President cannot vindicate himself in the fight. When anybody says the President has done well in the fight against Galamsey, then that is bad.
It is a total dishonesty and it is sad that he couldn’t even fight the Galamsey menace”
To him, even though the President promised to fight illegal mining, there was scandalous news on the missing excavators. This shows how dishonest the President has been to Ghanaians, he said.
If you use dishonesty and lies to win election you can never lead in peace and that is sad, he added.
However, President Nana Akuffo Addo has constantly announced his commitment to the fight against Galamsey. He stated that no matter the threat he was ever ready to fight illegal mining in Ghana.
Last year, the President banned small scale mining with the security force, Operation Vanguard in charge.
This was as part of measures to keep lands and water bodies safe.
This led to the seizure of excavators of illegal miners in the country.