In assessing the president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his fight against illegal mining (Galamsey) in Ghana, the policy analyst at the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) pined that the President has performed abysmally and has failed woefully.
In an interview with Prof Sam on Adanse3 98.9 Fm, Saturday's morning political talk show called "moment of Truth" Dr. Steve Manteaw, the former chair of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) affirmed that, the president of Ghana, could not keep or honor his promises to combat illegal mining in the state in his first four-year mandate.
Dr. Manteaw recounted that the president failed in his quest to end illegal mining because there were some personalities among his executives who hindered the implementation of the policy to end illegal mining. There were some executives and The NPP who were engaged in the Galaxy. Hence, penning down strict measures to perpetuators was the president's headache.
For example, Dr. Manteaw cited the incidence of the ceased and onwards missing excavators as one reason why the fight against illegal mining was in a limbo state or fiasco. To him, those entrusted the excavators in their case supposed to have been surcharged or be persecuted nonetheless, because they were influential in the ruling New Patriotic Party, they were made to go scot-free without facing the law. On these and many more accounts affirmed the failure in fighting the illegal mining.