The North East Regional National Democratic Congress has demanded an immediate inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of four excavators and a dump truck in 2020.
According to the party, it has learned that the excavators seized from an illicit mining enterprise were sold to a private individual.
As a result, the party has challenged the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to prove the seizure and suspected sale of the equipment.
Read the following statement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON JULY 21ST, 2023.
BUREAU OF REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE NORTH EAST
MAMPRUGU MOAGDURI DISTRICT CHIEF EXECUTIVE ALLEGED CONFISCATION AND SALE OF EXCAVATORS
As a responsible political party and stakeholder in the region, we have recently learned about Mr. Abu Adam, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Moagduri district, and his alleged involvement in a potential irregularity involving the confiscation and subsequent sale of mining equipment. According to reports, the equipment belonged to a Chinese mining business. This event allegedly occurred in Nangruma in 2020, involving four excavators and a tipping truck. According to these claims, the four excavators were sold on June 9, 2023, for a total of 84,000 Ghana cedis to persons called Mr. Adam and Mr. Imoro.
The alleged unlawful theft of mining equipment raises major questions about the region’s government officials’ honesty and accountability. The DCE’s actions not only infringe the rights of the suspected Chinese mining corporation, but they also undermine the rule of law and fair economic practises.
The Mamprugu Moagduri area is well-known for its natural riches, which must be maintained carefully and honestly. The illegal seizure and subsequent sale of mining equipment not only deprives the claimed Chinese mining business of its assets, but also impedes regional economic growth and future investment.
The NDC would like to request that the appropriate state authorities conduct an extensive inquiry into this incident and hold those implicated accountable for their acts. It is critical that justice be served and that such allegations of wrongdoing are not accepted in our society.
Furthermore, we encourage the president of the republic not to let Mr. Abu Adam off the hook or clear him, as he is known to do, but to take a personal interest in this alleged wrongdoing.
Public authorities must operate in the best interests of the community while adhering to the ideals of openness, accountability, and the rule of law.
This incident’s accused Chinese mining corporation needs justice and fair treatment. We stand with them and hope that this problem is addressed quickly and equitably.