The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has demanded that Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame quit immediately.
This follows his comments on former Environment Minister Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng’s 36-page galamsey report.
The Attorney-General’s Office and the Ministry of Justice have stated that Prof. Frimpong-Boateng’s study on illicit mining operations in the country is devoid of evidence and cannot be used to prosecute the individuals identified in the report.
As a result, the Attorney General directed the police to release all of the people included in the report save those who were still under investigation.
However, during a press conference on Monday, Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC’s National Communication Officer, branded the AG’s conclusion as questionable legal advice.
According to him, it aims to conceal significant crimes committed by corrupt officials and NPP personnel who ruin water bodies by unlawful mining.
Mr Gyamfi added that Mr Dame does not have Ghana’s best interests at heart, therefore their plea for his resignation.
“As of yesterday, we have close to 12,000 displaced persons. Our first immediate concern is to make sure that the 12,000 people are safe and free from any immediate risk. So some of them are in safe havens, especially in North Tongu, which is the worst-affected district in the Volta Region. And we have ensured that first of all, the sanitary conditions in the camps are quickly improved. We have also made mobile teams available to them, which are providing psychosocial support, and we are on hand to deal with any health emergencies,” he stated.
“He is not interested in doing justice for the nation but only following the footsteps of his boss, President Akufo-Addo who has become known as the clearing agent of corruption. Dame does not qualify for the high office of the land as an Attorney General because he simply doesn’t give a hoot about the interest of Ghana,” he claimed.