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xxxxxxxxxxx of Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Go fight galamsey at Denkyira-Boasi – Valerie to Rawlings

A former deputy Chief of Staff Valerie Sawyer has urged former President JJ Rawlings to go and help the fight against illegal mining at Denkyira-Boasi now New Boasi, if he has nothing challenging to do.

In an epistle addressed to the NDC founder, the media-shy politician accused Rawlings of hypocrisy in his consistent attacks on his predecessors, aside President Akufo-Addo.

“The galamsey problem is still in existence despite the fact that the Government is trying to pretend that it has gone away. I am sure you are needed in places like Denkyira Obuasi to help clamp down on the menace. This will help your twin brother President Akufo-Addo fulfill his anti-galamsey promise. Even though he did promise the galamseyers before the 2016 elections that he would leave them to ply their trade. Hmmm …confusion here, there and everywhere!

“The army worms have destroyed a lot of our crops, signaling some level of food shortage in the country in the not too distant future. Under better regimes, the Ministry of Defence and the army were brought in quickly to deal with the problem anytime the worms reared their heads,” she wrote. Mrs. Sawyer also called on the leadership of the NDC to be bold and challenge the claims of their founder.

“NDC, where are our men and women? NDC where are our leaders? I challenge you to rise and speak the truth unblemished and fearlessly!!! The truth can be told by all – no man or woman is the sole repository of truth!”

Below are details of the letter by Valerie Sawyer