Private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to resign.
He said the president has to resign solely on the fact that he has failed in the fight against galamsey.
This, he said, is due to President Akufo-Addo’s failure to act on the briefings provided to him routinely by the security agencies on the matter.
“As we sit here, in every part of Ghana, the National Investigations Bureau (NIB) has officers all over. In every district of Ghana, there is a NIB officer. So as you are walking around, he is also walking in the society and watching.
“So he knows. Look, the President can’t say he is not being briefed about this thing. He is just sleeping on the job…I don’t know how many times we have to call on him.”
“He just has to resign. This man is giving us too much headache. He has to check out…he should just resign. That is the best thing. He has shown clearly that he is not competent.
“…we can’t fight galamsey…every time, he is always reactive…always reactive,” he stated.
In a meeting with the National House of Chiefs in Kumasi, President Akufo-Addo a concerted effort by the government to stop galamsey can help the NPP win the 2024 elections.
“Let us work together to get rid of this menace. I believe that if the people of Ghana see a determined effort on our part, which yields results, our water bodies are clearing, our lands are being reclaimed, and our forest zones are being preserved, it will help them enable us break the eight”, he stressed.
The President also bemoaned how the fight against galamsey caused the NPP parliamentary seats in the 2020 general elections.