The maverick Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has described the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as an “evil party” that opposes every good policy.
Kennedy Agyapong was of the view that illegal mining aka ‘galamsey’ heightened to unprecedented levels during the last tenures of the NDC while in government, yet they did nothing about the terrible environmental hazard but the same party is now accusing President Akufo-Addo, who is fixing the galamsey menace, of being up to no good.
The outspoken MP said under the tenure of the NDC, a large parcel of land at Wassa Juaboso forest in the Western Region, was given to C & G Alaska mining firm owned by a Canadian for prospecting, but the foreigner is now mining the forest illegally and destroying the forest reserve.
Kennedy Agyapong said on Net2TV’s ‘The Dialogue’, “Do you know the minerals in Canada? Why is it that he cannot go and perpetuate this foolish act in his home”.
According to Kennedy Agyapong, even the Chinese government place so much importance on environment conservation and management, yet Ghana has allowed so many Chinese to engage in indiscriminate illegal mining which is detrimental of our water bodies and forest reserves.
“The way the Chinese value their environment, the way they are protecting trees, why should we allow, why should we, Ghanaians, go and recruit Chinese people to come and destroy our forests?” Kennedy Agyapong queried.
For him, the NDC allowed these environmental hazards to go out of hand, thus, sees no reason why the NDC would fight the vision of President Akufo-Addo to end the galamsey menace.
Kennedy Agyapong revealed that “most of the galamsey areas voted for Akufo-Addo, so, the NDC is using the fight against galamsey to sabotage him [President Akufo-Addo]”.
The maverick MP counseled Ghanaians to rally behind President Akufo-Addo’s resolve to end the menace, which is destroying lands and water bodies.
Again, his description of the NDC as an evil party stems from what he described as the party’s agenda to discredit the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy of the NPP.
Kennedy Agyapong explained that advanced countries have free education for their citizens and President Akufo-Addo is emulating such systems, yet the NDC is opposing it without offering better alternatives.
In his view, the NDC does not want development and progress for the nation hence, the plots to run down President Akufo’s Addo’s government.