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Illegal Mining Allegations Untrue – Chairman Wontumi

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The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party Bernard Antwi Boasiako has debunked all allegations leveled against him of his involvement in illegal small scale mining by some traditional leaders in the Amansie Central district of the Ashanti Region.

Earlier reports by Minority in Parliament and chiefs of the Amansie Central district of the Ashanti Region that Mr. Boasiako and Kojo Owusu Afriyie are all engaged in illegal mining in the country.

But in a statement, Mr. Antwi Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi described the claims as unfortunate.

“The office of chairman Wontumi wishes to state unequivocally that Mr. Antwi- Boasiako is NOT directly or indirectly engaged or linked in any acts of illegal mining, neither is he engaged in any act of illegal mining in the Amansie area or in the said forest reserve, as alleged by the traditional leaders.

“It therefore considers the allegations as very unfortunate, especially coming from no mean persons, but the reversed and respected traditional leaders of Amansie traditional Area.” -the statement reads.

 

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW: 

RESPONSE TO ALLEGATION OF ILLEGAL MINING AGAINST CHAIRMAN WONTUMI

The office of the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Bernard Boasiako has been drawn to a publication by some online news portals, radio stations, and other media platforms on allegation of illegal mining purported to have been made traditional leaders in the Amansie Central district of the Ashanti region, against Mr. Boasiako (alias Wontumi).

In the said reportage, the chiefs were quoted to have accused Chairman Wontumi of supervising illegal mining activities by some Chinese nationals within the Aprapram forest reserve in the Amansie traditional area.

The allegations came up during a meeting held between the traditional leaders of Amansie and the minister of chieftaincy and traditional affairs.

The office of chairman Wontumi wishes to state unequivocally that Mr. Antwi- Boasiako is NOT directly or indirectly engaged or linked in any acts of illegal mining, neither is he engaged in any act of illegal mining in the Amansie area or in the said forest reserve, as alleged by the traditional leaders.

It therefore considers the allegations as very unfortunate, especially coming from no mean persons, but the reversed and respected traditional leaders of Amansie traditional Area.

Mr. Bernard Antwi- Boasiako wishes to implore the media, the general public and all well-meaning Ghanaians to disregard the allegations and treat it with all the contempt it deserves.

It further wishes to caution all concerned to desist from further publishing such unmeritorious and malicious allegations against the NPP regional chairman and the very personality of Mr

Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, or face the consequences thereof.

Thank you.

Signed

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