John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the opposition NDC, has urged the media to hold PresidentÂ Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoÂ accountable for the promises he made to Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 general elections.
â€œThe media is not holding the government accountable despite knowing what is going on in the galamsey sector,â€ Mahama said in an interview aired on the Multimedia platforms.
He further accused the government of seizing concessions and handing them over to NPP members.
â€œSo, if you go to the mining communities, DCEs [District Chief Executives] and NPP party chairmen are actively in the galamsey business,â€ he alleged.
Mahama noted that scrutiny by the media during his tenure is not the same as during the Akufo-Addo presidency.
â€œGovernment officials have never been involved in galamsey in our time as compared to now,â€ he said.
â€œAkufo-Addo has failed when it comes to the fight against galamsey and he probably should even not be running for office.â€