The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako otherwise known as Chairman Wontumi has squashed reports linking him to illegal mining activities also referred to as galamsey in the country.
Even though his company, Akonta Mining Limited is said to have been operating unlawfully in the Nimri Tano forest reserve in the Amenfi West Municipality of the Western Region, Chairman Wontumi believes he has all the required documents.
It will be recalled that the Forestry Commission was instructed to stop the activities of Akonta Mining Limited but Mr. Boasiako has indicated that he is willing to allow due process.
“I am appealing to them to use the law. They should do their investigations, and we should let the law work,” he said on his TV station, Wontumi TV.
On whether he is engaging in illegal mining activities, Chairman Wontumi said, “I want to tell the public that I am not into galamsey.”
“I have a large scale company which Akonta mining is under… All the required documents I have, I will make all available,” he added.