The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr John Boadu has endorsed the destruction of excavators being used for illegal mining (galamsey) in Ghana.
To him, the burning of the excavators was a sure way to stopping the menace which has led to the destruction of water bodies and many forests in Ghana.
In a radio interview monitored by Graphic Online on Accra based Okay FM on Tuesday morning (May 25, 2021), Mr Boadu said he was personally not engaged in mining for him to even venture into illegal mining (galamsey).
He said he has received many reports suggesting that he was involved in illegal mining together with some other politicians to the extent that, some people have been using his name and claiming that certain mining sites and equipment including excavators belonged to him.
To disapprove that he was not involved in illegal mining, he urged security officers involved in Operation Halt to destroy any illegal mining site or equipment they come across which people claim that it belonged to him.