The desperation to come back to power is the enzyme behind former President John Dramani Mahama’s call on illegal mining operators to vote the NDC back to power so that it would be their passport to returning to their work as miners.
According to the former President, the NPP promised to allow galamseyers to continue with their operations, but the opposite is what has been fed them when the party was voted for by Ghanaians, including those in the galamsey business.
“They deceived you into voting for them. Now that they have power, they tell you you don’t deserve to eat anymore and have starved you of your livelihood. All you need to do is to vote them out of office in 2020, and I promise you that you will go back to work. Bring back NDC to power and you will go back to do your mining” former President Mahama assured them.
The above comments were made by the ex-President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama at the NDC’s unity walk event held in Kumasi on Saturday, 28th day of April 2018.
President Akufo-Addo, upon the assumption of office, saw the need to restore hope to the thousands of acreages of land devastated by the operations of illegal miners popularly referred to as galamsey.
The Ghanaian media got deeply involved in the campaign to have these destructive activities halted so that our water bodies and the natural environment would regain their lost glories.
To this end, Operation Vanguard was established, helping to bring these activities down. It must be emphasized that while other political leaders and their parties have shown commitment to the cessation of these galamsey activities through their public supports to the campaign, the National Democratic Congress, on the other hand, has displayed its serious antipathy towards the campaign against galamsey activities.
Since the inception of this national campaign against galamsey, communicators of the opposition party have been vociferous with their opposition to it, and this is well documented.
What ex-President Mahama said at their unity walk tends to give credence to their belief and a well-calculated agenda to reincarnate these dangerous and environmentally unfriendly activities of illegal miners in the country.
The former President’s desperation to lead the NDC and to come back to power could be blamed on his seemingly tramadol-induced effusions at the Kumasi unity walk.