The Ashanti Regional Chairman of ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi has said that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) introduced illegal mining also known as as galamsey to Ghanaiana.
“NDC introduced galamsey in Ghana. Galamsey can only be attached to the NDC. They are the ones who brought galamsey to Ghana.
“In 2013 when they (the NDC) collapsed my business, they seized 500 of my excavators and 295 containers. After seizing this equipment, they shared it among themselves. That is how Kweku Boahene got an excavator because he does not have the money to buy any mining equipment.
“After sharing my equipment, they began mining indiscriminately. They are the ones who started mining irresponsibly and that is how come galamsey started. Galamsey has only become a national issue now because Nana Addo is fighting it and everybody is talking about it,” he said in Twi.
“So, if we are talking about galamsey, it is the NDC who are responsible for it. It is their surname,” he reiterated.