I can’t give Akufo-Addo ‘excellent’ mark – NPP MP grades ‘anti-galamsey’ fight.
Chairman of the Environment Committee in Parliament, Yaw Frimpong Addo, says he cannot give the President an “excellent” mark over his performance in the fight against illegal small scale mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’.
This follows intense criticism from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) about what they describe as a lack of commitment on the part of the government, to rid the country of the menace which has destroyed hectares of arable land and water bodies.
The two major political parties have over the past few days traded words as to whose administration has done the most to bring an end to the challenge.
Members of the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Illegal Mining insist the fight is being won.
But the NPP Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia, however, says he will score the president about 50%.
“We should give credit where it is due but I can never sit anywhere and say the President has failed. I will give him anything above 50%. He has gone up a little bit but because he was let down, it’s been quite tough and difficult,” Mr Frimpong said.
The committee chairman also explained that “There is no way I will say it has been excellent because some people have let him down.”