A member of the NPP National Communications Team, Lawrence Kwesi Botchway Jnr, has described as false, malicious and without basis, allegations being levelled by former Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng against the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
Prof. Frimpong-Boateng has alleged that Mr Oppong Nkrumah is actively engaged in illegal mining activities, popularly known as galamsey.
Coming to the defence of the Info Minister, the NPP Communicator further stressed that such claims against Oppong Nkrumah are based on hasty conclusions and a ploy to destroy his image.
Kwesi Botchway Jnr, who is also a student at the Ghana School of Law, believes that the Minister of Information has not acquired concessions to mine illegally.
He, therefore, called on Pro. Frimpong Boateng to retract and apologise over the “comments and report” that has the propensity to dent the image of the Info Minister
In a related development, the Office of the Special Prosecutor has invited the former chairman of the defunct Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng to help in investigations into suspected corruption and corruption-related offences within the mining sector.
A press release issued on Thursday May 4, 2023 by Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, acknowledged the invitation.
“Earlier today, I received a letter from the Office of the Special Prosecutor inviting me to assist the Office, “as a person necessary for the investigation” into suspected corruption and corruption-related offences in respect of the activities and expenditure of the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM),” the press release stated.
He also disclosed that he has formally communicated his willingness to honour the invitation.
“I have formally communicated my willingness to attend the invitation and to support the OSP in its work,” it added.