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General News of Thursday, 23 January 2020


Galamsey fraud: We’re still waiting for Amidu’s report – Frimpong-Boateng

Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation who doubles as, Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee on illegal mining, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has revealed that although the criminal investigation department of the police service has cleared Charles Bissue of any wrongdoing in the Anas’ Galamsey fraud documentary, the committee is waiting for the report from the special prosecutor since the case was referred to his office.

According to him, Charles Bissue willingly stepped aside to allow investigations after the documentary and he has since not been part of the committee. He is thus appealing to the special prosecutor to speed up its investigations and come up with its final report on the matter.

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, is yet to avail reports of his investigations into corruption allegations levelled against presidential staffer and former secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Charles Bissue, in the investigative piece by Tiger Eye PI.

Chair of the IMCIM, Prof. Frimpong Boateng says the committee is patiently waiting for the report of the Special Prosecutor to determine the fate of Mr Bissue.

“The police CID cleared him, that he’s done nothing wrong. But the case was referred to the special prosecutor… who is doing his investigations. And we don’t even have report from the OSP. So he’s still not at post. We are waiting for the special prosecutor” he explained.

The Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service after a thorough investigation into the documentary produce by Tiger Eye PI, cleared Mr. Bissue of no wrongdoing.

The documentary claimed that Mr Bissue was involved in alleged shady deals to facilitate processes for a mining firm called ORR Resources Enterprises.

The case, has since been forwarded to the Office of the Special Prosecutor by the Tiger Eye PI.

The operations of the IMCIM reported has been on a lower turn following Mr. Bissue’s resignation from duty.

It is expected that a determination would be made on this case, this year.

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