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Kyebi Traditional Council orders Prof Frimpong-Boateng to prove Akufo-Addo’s ‘galamsey garden’ claim

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Kyebi Traditional Council has called on former minister of environment, science, and technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, to provide evidence that galamsey took place in the President’s House in Kyebi in the Eastern Region.

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng in his  Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) report alleged that galamsey activities close to the President’s Kyebi residence affected parts of his garden which had to be quickly put back in shape by the Inter-ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).

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But the statements in Prof. Frimpong-Boateng’s report, in the opinion of the Traditional Council, are untrue and need to be treated with disdain.

The Council has therefore asked Prof. Frimpong-Boateng to testify before it in order to support his galamsey report.

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Chief of Kyebi, Osabarima Marfo Kwabrane said: “he should come and show us where he saw galamsey happening. He should come here and prove to us and the whole world. My nephew [President] is not part of that thing [galamsey]. We need Prof. Frimpong-Boateng himself to come and show us where President Akufo-Addo was doing galamsey and correct our statement that all that we have said is wrong.”

Also, neighbours of the president also denied the allegations, indicating that they have never seen illegal mining activities close to the president’s garden.

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“There is nothing like that here and that is why I am here with the Kyebi executives, and we are to ensure that we clear the president’s name. The reports of the president engaging in galamsey activities are not true.”


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