The Alliance for Social Equity and Public
Accountability (ASEPA) and Good Governance Advocacy Group Ghana (GGAGG) is calling on the president Akufo-Addo to call off the nomination of Mireku Duker as the deputy minister for Lands and Natural resources.
According to the groups, fighting galamsey with the people who are involved in the illegal mining activities will not yield any better results.
They raised concerns that the MP for the Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency, Mireku Duker is the one behind most of the illegal mining activities with in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality.
They lauded that the MP’s involvement in Galamsey in the area is known to everyone, so there’s the need for the president Akufo-Addo to call off his nomination as the deputy minister of Lands and Natural resources, if not, the fight against Galamsey will not be profitable.
The head of the Good Governance Advocacy Group Ghana, Listowel Nana Opoku made a passionate call to the president to call off the Duker’s nomination during a press conference in Accra.
He further stressed that the MP has formed a vigilante group to harm the innocent people who will whisper on his ongoing illegal mining activities. He added that Mireku Duker is responsible for the acid bath on some residents at Dompem Pepesa in the Western Region when they resisted his involvement in the chieftainship.