Catholic Bishops Call For The Arrest Of Chairman Wontumi
Bernard Antwi Bosiako alias chairman Wontumi, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party and owner of Akonta Mining Limited for illegally mining in Forest Reserve, has been a major name in the Galamsey business, prompting many people to call for his down bring.
The latest set of people to call on the government to bring the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP down is the Catholic bishops who had a conference in Donkokrom, Eastern Region.
The Bishops Conference claims that among others, chiefs, politicians, regional ministers, MMDCEs, and security personnel are the financiers of the Galamsey, making it difficult to put an end to the threat and bring those responsible to justice. Nevertheless, they joined calls for the arrest of Bernard Antwi Bosiako, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party and owner of Akonta Mining Limited, for illegally mining in a forest reserve.
At the conference, the Bishops said:
“We urge the relevant agencies responsible for the protection and preservation of our natural resources to ensure the prosecution of the financiers of activities that result in major crisis facing the country such as illegal Mining (Galamsey).
“One critical example is the call for prosecution of the owners of Akonta mining Limited, among others who have been accused by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, confirmed by the Minerals Commission and reported in the media”.