August 22, 2017

Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Barbara Oteng Gaysi in an interview with said Ghanaians will renew the mandate of President Akufo Addo’s government and the party despite crusade to end illegal mining.

Contrary to views held by some Ghanaians and illegal miners that the current government will be punished in the next general elections for fighting to end illegal mining in the Country.

According to the Deputy Minister she is impressed with the stands taken by President to stop illegal mining and is of the firm believe Ghanaians will renew “our mandate for the good things for this country”.

She further noted that President Nana Akufo-Addo has been entrusted to rule this Nation by Ghanaians and there is a huge problem of illegal mining over the years, “if we do not stop it we are not going leave any heritage for the next generation”.

In addition she noted that the President is a leader who wants to make an impact by taking this courageous step putting his Presidency on the line.

As to whether she is deterred by comments made by those engaged in the illegal mining that they were going to vote against her in the next Parliamentary election, she said “not at all”, and quoted Matthew 21:42 to support her point; Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’’

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/