Bernard Antwi Boasiako, a.k.a. Chairman Wontumi, the NPP’s regional chairman for Ashanti, has refuted claims that he engages in illicit mining.
Mr. Boasiako declared he was willing to enable due procedure after the Forestry Commission was told to stop Akonta Mining Limited’s operations.
“I am appealing to them to use the law. They should do their investigations, and we should let the law work,” he said on his TV station, Wontumi TV.
Mr. Boasiako also responded to speculation that he is involved in illegal mining, saying, “I want to tell the public that I am not into galamsey.”
“I have a large scale company which Akonta mining is under… All the required documents I have, I will make all available,” he added.
According to reports, Akonta Mining Company Limited was mining illegally in the Nimri Tano forest reserve in the Western Region’s Amenfi West Municipality.
While the mining business has a lease to conduct mining activities in some areas of Samreboi, the government claims that the company lacks the necessary mineral rights to conduct any mining operations in the Tano Nimiri forest reserve.
People in charge of Akonta Mining Limited’s work in the forest reserve have been called for to be prosecuted.