NPP Galamseyers Pocket Over US$ 2.6 billion in Gold Proceeds

Data from the Ghana Chamber of mines indicates that small scale miners in Ghana produced up to 2 million ounces of gold in 2018, despite the fact that the Akufo Addo administration had placed a ban on small scale mining activities for both 2017 and 2018.
This amount of gold accrued over US$ 2.6 billion which is reported to have mostly gone into the pockets of government appointees and executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Whatsup News has gathered.
The latest explosive secret recording capturing Professor Frimpong Boateng, the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) has reinforced this suspicion because apparently, while the IMCIM was chasing off illegal and small scale miners, it was allocating concessions to cronies of the ruling party, including the son of Professor Frimpong Boateng called Joojo Boateng.
Joojo Boateng has been captured in pictures around 2018 publicly displaying gold-bearing ores and gold bars.
The explosive video recorded by the arrested Horace Ekow Ewusi, the ruling party’s Vice Chairman in the Central Region, revealed how seized mining excavators of small scale and illegal miners had been redistributed to cronies of the ruling party to operate mining concessions.
Some of the names that have been mentioned so far include Professor Frimpong Boateng himself, the former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, General Secretary of the ruling Party, John Boadu, the Chief Executive officer of the Ghana Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John) and the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, (Wuntumi).
Others include Elvis Donkoh, the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Abura Asebu Kwamankese and several more who have been fingered by the NPP MP for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong.
In the leaked video, Professor Boateng was heard in a heated argument with Horace Ewusi over some huge sum he was accusing the Professor of pocketing. According to the banter, Mr. Ewusi confronted Professor Frimpong who also doubles as the Minister of Environment, saying some undisclosed amount from illegal mining activities were delivered to him by one agent simply called “Shark”.
In the video, Horace Ewusi was heard saying: “…we once visited you with regards to working [in mining operations] to remit money to the party, you Prof gave me the authorisation to form a team to do the work; you Prof told me that I should add “Gizo” to the. I did that…”
Professor Frimpong Boateng responded: “We all know that the party needs money, so we decided that Wuntumi has a concession, so you go there…let’s form a team. But after our discussion, you never informed me about the status [of the team]…where is John Boadu mining?”
Since the release of the video, none of the captured personalities have denied the authenticity of the video.
About two weeks ago, Professor Frimpong Boateng started what was initially planned to be an innocuous announcement. He claimed that over 500 huge mining excavators seized by IMICIM had disappeared into thin air.
However, that plan backfired as it turned out that he and his lieutenants at the IMCIM were actually trading in the excavators. They were giving them out to party cronies to mine in illegal mines while the remaining machines were sold back to the original owners at ridiculous knock-down prices.


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