Former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources under the erstwhile John Mahama administration, Inusah Fuseini has described former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Very. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey as a dishonest person.
According to him, the pronouncements of Very. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey does not reflect the words of a man of God.
Inusah Fuseini was commenting on the firebrand Minister of God’s claim he met ex President Mahama over illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) which flourished under former his[Mahama’s] administration.
Very Rev. Prof. Martey asserted that though the former government identified the cause of galamsey it failed to deal with it despite his advise to him [Mahama].
“I don’t want to go into politics but it was in Mahama’s administration that this thing [galamsey] became worse. I met Mahama, we sat down and I complained about this galamsey. He told me that he was able to identify the Ghanaian who was bringing the Chinese to Ghana so they will deal with it. But rather, things got worse, so if the government will sit up and selflessly manage our country, this galamsey business will be solved,” Rev Prof. Martey stated.
But Hon. Inusah Fuseini in an interview on Starr FM Tuesday contested Very. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey’s claim that he met ex President John Mahama over galamsey.
“He has been very dishonest of late. If you come out and tell me that you’ve met Mahama that is dishonesty. He should lend credibility to what he’s saying.”
He added: “If you are going to get government to fight [illegal] small scale mining…even if you are not a man of God, you are a man of experience…you can make your point on how government can fight galamsey without recourse to John Dramani Mahama.”
The Akufo-Addo government since assuming office has demonstrated its commitment to fight the galamsey menace.
The anti-galamsey campaign which is being championed by Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu has resulted in the halting of the illegal practice across the country which has destoyed many water bodies and farm lands.
Currently, a six-month ban has been placed on all forms of small-scale mining, both legal and illegal as the government takes measures to regularise the industry.