Special Prosecutor to Investigate “GALAMSEY” Activities

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The office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has commenced investigation into suspected corruption related activities in respect of illegal small scale mining.

In a press statement released on Monday October 10, 2022, signed by the Special Prosecutor, Mr Kissi Agyabeng, the investigation targets some officials of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission.

It also targets the activities of dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), especially in respect of the seizure and management of excavators, machinery, road vehicles and gold nuggets.

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The investigation includes the active and ongoing inquiry into allegations of use of public office for profit against Charles Bissue, during his tenure as secretary to IMICM, arising from documentary titled. “Galamsey Fraud Part I”, published by Tiger Eye P.I


The investigation further targets activities of Akonta Mining Limited and other companies; nationals of foreign countries allegedly involved in illegal mining; and allegations of corruption and corruption related offenses against municipal and District Chief Executives, and political party officials, the statement added.

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