Maxwell Kofi Jumah, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa Constituency has stated that “institutions of state are gradually failing”, alluding to the allegation of theft of nine kilos of Gold belonging to Hansol Mining Company by security operatives.
The former legislator was not amused by the conduct of the Security Operatives because according to him, the Security agencies have been politicized.
“With the caliber of people in the ‘NDC National Security’ who are sleeping on their jobs but find it necessary to arrest young and innocent people like Ernest Owusu-Bempah, I don’t expect them to behave any differently,” he said.
In the view of the former Kumasi Metropolitan Mayor, “We are all looking on unconcerned while our nation is failing. Ghana is becoming a failed state because there is virtually a new issue every day ranging from the strikes of teachers, power rationing and treating of water with expired chemicals to the theft of gold by National security Operatives.
The ex-law maker made these assertions on the back of a raid by National security Operatives, with support from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) on a small scale mining company, Hansol Mining Company.
After the raid, the Chief Executive Officer of Hansol,(a licensed small scale mining company), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako accused the Ghana Immigration Service and the Police Service of purloining 9 kilos of gold belonging to his mining company.
According to the CEO of Hansol, the security machinists from the Immigration and Police Services stole 9 kilos of gold, two pickup trucks and thousands of dollars during the raid at the company’s gold mining concession in the Ashanti region which he believes was masterminded by one General Misho.
Meanwhile, Kofi Jumah believes this was as a result of the fact that the nation is failing.
“Very soon, when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is voted back into office, the security agencies would rid itself of “thieves” and be redirected into undertaking their proper mandate stipulated by the constitution of Ghana,” he said.