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The former President, John Mahama has said that he will return the seized concession and excavators which the government seized during the fight against illegal mining also known as Galamsey.
The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress was speaking at a durbar at Agona Amenfi as part of his four-day tour of the Western Region.
He said “They have sidelined those of us who do not belong to their party and not their relatives from the mining sector to go hungry to allow party faithful and DCEs to rather engage in the mining. This is not right at all. There are individuals whose excavators have been confiscated because they were accused of doing illegal small scale mining. These excavators are sadly later given to NPP supporters who eventually send them back to do same illegal small scale mining.”
“What it simply means is that, some people are seen not to be Ghanaians hence they are treated this way. That’s why I have said that when we win the elections, we will look everywhere for the confiscated excavators and return them to their rightful owners. We will also return all confiscated concessions that have been given to NPP party folks to their rightful owners. We will do this because all Ghanaians are humans. We owe this to Ghanaians because NDC is a party that hates selectiveness which Ghana’s independence declaration also rejects.” he added.
John Mahama also promised cocoa farmers to return the free cocoa fertilizer policy.
Source: Ghana Waves