Ex-president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has disclosed that he will grant amnesty to all the galamsey operators who were arrested by the NPP government if he is voted into power come December 7 elections.
John Dramani Mahama made this declaration whilst addressing a durbar of chiefs and the people at Adum-Banso in the Western Region of Ghana on October 22,2020. John Dramani Mahama in addressing the Chiefs and people of the above mentioned community disclosed that his government when elected into office will give these galamsey offenders a second chance to better their lives.
This is what John Mahama had to say;
“When we come into power, I will grant amnesty to everyone who was arrested for operating in Galamsey. I believe that these operators are remorseful towards any unlawful activities, so we will give them another chance”.
John Dramani Mahama also stated on record that his government has a well stipulated policy which will go a long way to develop the small scale mining sector. He also stressed on expanding job opportunities in the mining especially to those living in the mining communities. He further stated that his government when elected into power will put every political affiliations aside and ensure that the initiative benefits every small scale miner.