Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Presidential Candidate for the National Democratic Congress, announced at his meeting with the people of Odum Banso in Mpohor constituency, that he will grant amnesty to all small scale miners who were jailed by the President Akufo Addo’s government.
“If Ghanaians vote for me in this year’s general election, I will free prisoners alleged of illegal mining”. He said.
Why are Chinese nationals allowed to go free of charge after committing mining offences, but the Ghanaian Citizens are not freed to go? All these injustice that has been committed, is the reason why am going to free all prisoners who were jail for alleged galamsey, when am voted into power, he said.
Aisha Huang is one of the Chinese national who was freed after committing a mining offence. She is known for other criminal acts but however was allowed to go scot free.
Mr. John Dramani Mahama noted that if the National Democratic Congress comes into power, they will put in place measures to check small scale mining.
Those who have been jailed for illegal mining have suffered enough. They might have by now showed remorse for the crime they committed. I will see to it that they are freed when I come into power. Mr. John explained.