Former President John Dramani Mahama has thrown jabs at the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo asking him to stick to his promise by adapting Anas’ principle in the fight against corruption.
Mr. Mahama in a Facebook post sort to remind the President of his claim during the 2012 Presidential debate that he will resort to the ‘Anas principle’ to uproot corruption from the social fiber of the country if he became President. He also shared a video of the promise by then NPP candidate now President.
“The investigative exposé by Tiger Eye PI about officials at the Presidency aiding illegal small scale mining, ‘galamsey’, in Ghana, is an example of what our President Nana Akufo-Addo described in the attached video as the Anas principle.
“Despite all the efforts by the NPP and Government apparatchiks to distract the nation’s attention from the premiere of the video last week, the evidence still stares us in the face,” Mahama wrote.
He added: “The President should bring to book and sanction these people that we clearly see in the Anas video indulging in acts of malfeasance and receiving illicit monetary consideration.
“He should let his belief in the Anas principle show by taking action. Action speaks louder than words.
“And while you are at it, let me respectfully inform you sir, that Anas and his team have never felt more persecuted and threatened for the work that they do, than under your administration”.
Watch the video below:
The investigative piece christened ‘galamsey fraud’ uncovered massive scale of fraud perpetrated by some members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee against Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
The secret filming captured Presidential staffer and Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Mr. Charles Cromwell Bissue taking cash amounting to GH¢35,000 in three meetings through one Andy Owusu who is an aide to Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing NPP Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, to circumvent the process to renew the mining license for ORR Resources Enterprise.