Obiri Boahen slams Mahama for promising to free jailed small scale miners
The Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Obiri Boahen has said the fight against small scale illegal mining, also known as galamsey, under the Akufo-Addo government has not been lost. Stating some of the successes in the fight, Obiri Boahen said some persons who were engaged in illegal mining have been arrested and have been "Arraigned before court. While some are still facing trial, some have been convicted and some have had their machines confiscated." Obiri Boahen made the remarks on the back of criticisms from former President John Mahama who accused government of failing in the fight against galamsey.