President Akufo-Addo says his fight against illegal mining continues unabated however, he cannot act on mere allegations without hard evidence.
He made this known at a national dialogue on small-scale mining organised by the Minister of Land and Natural Resources in Accra on Wednesday, 14 April 2021.
“I’m determined to enforce the laws of illegal mining no matter the subject – high or low,” the President said. I’ll, however, not act on hearsay or mere allegations without more”, he noted.
However, he added: “I will not hesitate to act, though, when the evidence is hard before the police, and I would do so irrespective of the standing of the person or persons involved”.
According to him that is the true meaning of ‘equality before the law’.