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"You’ll not stay in power forever" – Frimpong-Boateng reminds govt officials

Former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has reminded government officials that they will not stay in power forever.

The clapped back from Prof. Frimpong-Boateng comes following an invitation extended to him from the Office of the Special Prosecutor to respond to some questions on his galamsey report.

Speaking on an Accra-based television, he said "I want to caution government officials to be mindful of their actions and also reminded them that they will not be in power forever"

It will be recalled that an invitation was given to Prof. Frimpong-Boateng by the OSP in May, to respond to some issues relating to his report.

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng also revealed that he was released GH¢2 million bail.

The former Chairman of the defunct Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), in page 37 of his report hit hard on the ruling government officials of playing roles in illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.

He also disclosed that these government officials were also interfering in his work.

“These are monies belonging to the people, and so we should all account for our stewardship. If I have done anything wrong, I will go before the court and answer questions. This should apply to everyone"

"hose who are in charge now should also know that at some point they will be at the other end. If you are on one side of the table, at another point in time you may be at the other end. And you will also be receiving questions. So whatever you are doing, we should be clever that you are doing everything in the interstate of Ghana.”

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng cited Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, Director of Communications at the Presidency, Lord Commey, Information Minister, Oppong Nkrumah, and a host of others engaged in the galamsey business.

"I had to be brutally honest with the President and I did not leak the report to the public"

"The report was handed over to personnel of the Criminal Investigations Department during investigations on some missing excavators"

There has been numerous calls from stakeholders and Ghanaians on Government to probe the report.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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