How can you do this to me – Kate Gyamfuah finally breaks silence over burnt excavators

The National Women’s Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kate Gyamfua has stated that she will use all legal means to seek justice for the destruction of approximately ten excavators and other mining equipment.

Her statement comes after news that her mining equipment was destroyed by Ghana Armed Forces officials.

According to her spokesperson, Ernest Yaw Kumi, the officials deployed to crack down on illegal mining activities are violating mining laws as well as directives issued by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor.

Kate Gyamfuah, the ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) National Women’s Organizer, has stated that she will use all legal means to seek justice for the destruction of approximately ten excavators and other mining equipment.

Her statement follows news that Ghana Armed Forces officials destroyed her mining equipment.

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According to her spokesperson, Ernest Yaw Kumi, the officials deployed to combat illegal mining violate mining laws as well as directives issued by Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, a task force from the Ghana Armed Forces raided mining sites in Larbikrom, Dompem, and Pamen, all in the Atiwa district of the Eastern Region, as part of its ‘Operation Halt.’

As part of the raid, the military task force destroyed over 20 excavators while other mining equipment were set on fire as part of efforts to crack down on illegal mining in the Eastern Region.

But insisted

that the mining firm, Xtra Gold Mining Limited has not been involved in illegal mining activities.

He revealed that the military task force destroyed 9 excavators and 1 washing plant that belong to Xtra Gold Mining Limited. He indicated that Xtra Gold Mining is a large scale mining operator and has the necessary documentation to prove it.

The 2020 Parliamentary Candidate for NPP in Akwatia Constituency, said he disagreed with the government’s decision to burn heavy-duty equipment on site by miners.

 

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