Okyenhene destools sub-chief over ‘galamsey’ standoff

Okyenhene destools sub-chief over ‘galamsey’ standoff

Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has directed his outfit to destool Benkumhene of Asamang Tamfoe, Nana Boakye Darkwa over ‘galamsey’ activities.

The improvement follows a petition by a resident group often called Concerned Citizens of Asamang Tamfoe to the Akyem Abuakwa Judicial Council on November 9.

The residents accused the Benkumhene of participating in unlawful mining activities which enabled the air pollution of rivers and threatened livelihoods and farms within the community.

It adopted a latest conflict between unlawful miners in Asamang Tamfoe and the Okyeman Environmental Taskforce on anti-‘galamsey’ operation which resulted in a violent trade of gunfire.

A consequential convention organised by the chief the place he dared to face the Okyeman Environmental taskforce led by the Chief of Akyem Apapam, Osabarima Apagya Ofori IV with violence if they fight to return to the area.

On the again of this, the Akyem Abuakwa Judicial Council summoned the Chief of Asamang-Tamfoe Osabarima Kwame Koh II and the Benkumhene Nana Boakye Darkwa on November 21.

There, the Benkumhene of Asamang-Tamfoe Nana Boakye Darkwa was requested who sanctioned his October 6 press convention for the reason that Chief of Asamang-Tamfoe Osabarima Kwame Koh II was out of the jurisdiction on that date.

He was additionally questioned relating to a newspaper publication by which he purportedly threatened the Okyeman Environmental Taskforce.

The Benkumhene admitted to all and laid on the bottom to apologize to Okyenhene and Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council which was chaired by the Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin.

Consequently, the Okyenhene ordered the elimination of the Benkumhene.

Osagyefo Amoatia Oforipanin said: “You did something wrong and Okyenhene called you and you refused to come, because of ‘galamsey’ all our water bodies are destroyed in even Kyebi here, the same as Tamfoe, I am not interested in mining, I hate it.”.

Some of the bottom at the listening to have been satisfaction with the choice of the Akyem Abuakwa Judicial Council.

One of such personalities contains the Secretary of Concerned Citizens of Asamang-Tamfoe, Ernest Osae Botah.

Mr Botah was optimistic that their considerations will be addressed after the substantive case itself is heard to nip the canker within the bud.

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