Vote out Akufo-Addo for deceiving you in 2016 - Mahama urges galamsey operators

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has called on small scale miners to vote massively against the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 7 polls.

John Mahama

He said they should do this because President Akufo-Addo hoodwinked them with promises he has failed to fulfil.

He said then candidate Akufo-Addo promised not to collapse their businesses but after winning power, he has done otherwise.

Mr Mahama said at a durbar of cocoa farmers and small-scale miners at Agona Amenfi that at a time that the Akufo-Addo government has placed an embargo on all small-scale mining activities in order to deal with the illicit ones among them, supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been allowed to continue with the trade in order to make ends meet.

“President Akufo-Addo promised not to collapse galamsey but what has he done? He has stopped your work."


“What is more painful is that he has allowed his people to engage in the practice to get money whereas he has barred his opponents form doing same. His people are still doing galamsey."

“President Akufo-Addo seizes excavators belonging to his opponents and gives them to his party people to engage in the trade."

“When we come to power we will retrieve all the missing excavators and give them back to their rightful owners.”

The former president is on 5-day campaign tour of the Western Region. He is expected to interact with more cocoa farmers and small scale miners in all the 17 constituencies in the region.


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