The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, has blasted former President Mahama for lying before the Asantene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II when he talked about improving the present community mining system under President Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Antwi-Boasiako reacted to Mr. Mahama’s statement by indicating that the erstwhile National Democratic Congress administration was responsible for destroying mining in Ghana.
According to the NPP Chairman, Mr. Mahama, used his influence as President to favour his brother Ibrahim Mahama to own bauxite concession which belongs to the state.
He added that it took the intervention of the present government led by President Akufo-Addo to reverse the bad decision taken by former President Mahama.
The NPP Chairman known as Chairman Wontumi also recounted how former President Mahama used his position to destroy his mining business.
He wondered how a man who destroyed a big mining business like Hansol Mining could be trusted to make the sector attractive.
“You stole my 500 excavators, stole my gold and you turn around to say you will improve community mining? You came to power to enrich your brother Ibrahim Mahama by illegally signing documents to hand over Ghana’s bauxite concession to him”, Chairman Wontumi said.