The Municipal Chief Executive for Asante Akyem South, Alexander Frimpong has denied his involvement in illegal mining activities in the area.
The MCE was accused of being complicit in a recent galamsey activity that resulted in the death of one person.
But the MCE in an interview with Citi News denied this claim
“Some persons who were pained and think that I contributed to their defeat are spreading such falsehood.”
The Assembly Member for the area also reiterated that Mr. Frimpong had never been involved in galamsey activities.
Below is the statement from the Assembly member
Our attention has been drawn to a media release on the subject as indicated above.
The said release is about a collapsed galamsey pit which killed one person at Obroni Junction near Ofoase.The story attributes the galamsey pit as one owned by our Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alexander Frimpong and the constituency Youth Organizer, Mr. Simon Agyemang.
We want to state categorically clear that, it is untrue the pit belongs to our Honorable MCE and constituency Youth Organizer. It’s another attempt by people who are trying all negative means to destroy the reputation of our hardworking MCE and incite His Excellency the president against him.
We want to repeat here that,our MCE is not a galamseyer,he has never engaged in galamsey activities and he will never engage in acts he is helping the president to fight and eliminate. As indicated in previous press release, Hon. Alexander Frimpong is fighting the galamsey menace in the municipality. His hard work and directives has led to the arrest of 3 galamsey operatives who are currently facing trial at the Juaso Circuit Court.
Our investigations has it that the person behind the twisted story is one particular aspirant in the last NPP constituency parliamentary primaries and his cohorts who are also interested in getting their candidate nominated by the president for the position of MCE.
According to the municipal police commander and the Assembly member for the area,the said mining pit is an old pit of about 20years. The Children had gone there in search of gold as they have occasionally been doing and unfortunately the pit collapsed and in the process killed one of them.
For avoidance of doubt,and to prove that the story is twisted for the purpose of targeting and to destroy the reputation of our MCE and incite the president against him, verify the authenticity of the story from the municipal police commander and the Assembly member for the area on the contacts below.
0244637629. DSp. Isaac Otsin-
Hon.Brako – Assembly member for the area. 0553911299.
Communications Directorate,NPP,Asante Akim south Constituency.
0240857941/0579656434- Constituency communications Director