Executive of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) has called for the immediate release of its taskforce members and others who recently arrested with charges of extortion, imposition etc.
The association rejected the extortion and harrassment charges that were placed on the head of these taskforce and others by the Ashanti Regional National Security outfit.
The Association is therefore calling for the immediate release of the suspects who have been in military custody since 8th September, 2021.
According to the association, the facts put before the public after the arrest of the suspects were twisted just to taint the image of the taskforce and has defended the suspects for no grievance offense.
They pointed out some political figures as the brain behind such orchestrations to discredit the good works out of the taskforce which plans to see sanitise the system.
They revealed that those politicians were the main people behind the illegalities in the mining industry, and they are not comfortable to see the taskforce operate to expose their illegalities.
Source: Nana Perprah, Kumasi
Sampson Kofi Wiredu,