The Office of the Special Prosecutor of Ghana has open investigations into the activities of Akonta Mining, a company owned by the Ashanti Regional chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako popular called Chairman Wontumi.
In a press release, the office of the special Prosecutor indicated that it has started investigating the company for their involvement in an alleged illegal mining activity.
Read the Statement from the OSP Below
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has commenced an investigation into suspected corruption and corruption-related offences in respect of illegal small-scale mining. The investigation targets Some officials of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Forestry Commission. It also targets the activities and expenditure of the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on llegal Mining (IMCIM) especially in respect of the seizure and management of excavators, machinery, road vehicles, and gold nuggets.
The investigation includes the active and ongoing inquiry into allegations of use of public office for profit against Charles Bissue, during his tenure as Secretary to the IMCIM, arising from an investigative documentary titled Galamsey Fraud Part l, published by Tiger Eye P.l.
The investigation further targets the activities of Akonta Mining Limited and other companies nationals of foreign countries allegedly involved in illegal mining; and allegations of corruption and corruption-related offences against some Municipal and District Chief Executives and political party officials.
10 October 2022