The son and personal assistant (PA) of the new Municipal Chief Executive of Nzema East, Dorcas Elizabeth Amoah, has been caught for allegedly extorting monies from galamsey operators with a promise of backing them in their illegal activities.
The action goes against the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment of fighting against illegal mining activities which has destroyed the country’s water bodies and depleted the forest reserves.
Whiles some of the MMDCEs are vigorously lobbying for projects to development project government activities at the district level others are busily using their current position as an avenue to amass wealth for themselves.
On Friday, November 5, 2021, anti -Galamsay Task Force for Nzema East which include the Constituency Secretary of NPP, Charles Erzoah, who claim to be the PA of Hon Dorcas, the MCE, Constituency Organizer, Eric Essien and Deputy NADMO coordinator of the Nzema East, Mr. Dramani, the Environmental Officer of the assembly, Gerald Cudjoe, alias Joe (MCE’s Son) and Obugie (Driver) allegedly patrolled Galamsey sites at Akango, Asonti, Amgbansia and Eshiem.
They members of the taskforce extorted money from the galamseyers and encouraged them to continue with their work while they comply with their directives. They threatened those who have been reporting galamsay issues to security personnel to put a stop to it or they will deal with them.
Our sources disclosed that the taskforce took 30,000 Ghana Cedis from the people at Amgbansia and invited them for an official meeting with MCE for permission to operate.
Some of the residents at these galamsey sites have appealed to the Municipal Security Agency in Nzema East to investigate this issue and make the findings public.
They said the former MCE, committed to the fight against the operations of galamsey activities in the municipality and does not understand why the new MCE cannot follow the good work her predecessor did.