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OSP commences investigations into galamsey corruption

OSP commences investigations into galamsey corruption

The Special Prosecutor’s Office in Ghana has launched an investigation into suspected corruption and corruption-related offenses involving illegal small-scale mining, also known as galamsey.

According to the OSP, the investigation will target officials from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission.

“It also targets the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIMactivities )’s and expenditure, particularly in relation to the seizure and management of machinery, road excavators, vehicles, and gold nuggets.”

The investigation will include an active and ongoing investigation into allegations of using public office for profit against Charles Bissue while working at the IMCIM, as well as an investigative documentary titled Galamsey Fraud Part I, published by Tiger Eye P.I.

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The investigation also focuses on the activities of Akonta Mining Limited and other companies; foreign nationals accused of illegal mining; and allegations of corruption and corruption-related offenses against some Municipal and District Chief Executives and political party officials.

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