Former President John Dramani Mahama has reacted to the latest galamsey expose by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The former president in a Facebook post said; ‘’the investigative exposé by Tiger Eye PI about officials at the Presidency aiding illegal small scale mining, ‘galamsey’, in Ghana, is an example of what our President Nana Akufo-Addo described in the attached video as the Anas principle.’’
Mr Mahama in his post accused members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), of distracting the nation’s attention from the contents of the expose, which has indicted some persons including Charles Bissue, the Secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on mining.
Charles Bissue has since resigned from his position to allow investigations into the matter.
Mr. Mahama said: ‘’Despite all the efforts by the NPP and Government apparatchiks to distract the nation’s attention from the premiere of the video last week, the evidence still stares us in the face.’’
He has challenged the president to punish all persons indicted in the video and be guided by his promise to use the Anas principle to fight corruption.
‘’The President should bring to book and sanction these people that we clearly see in the Anas video indulging in acts of malfeasance and receiving illicit monetary consideration.
He should let his belief in the Anas principle show by taking action. Action speaks louder than words.
And while you are at it, let me respectfully inform you sir, that Anas and his team have never felt more persecuted and threatened for the work that they do, than under your administration,’’ he added.