General News of Friday, 5 May 2017
Member of Parliament for Talensi BT Baba has debunked a national security confidential report accusing him of illegally owning and mining in the Upper East Region.
The enigmatic law maker, sports administrator admitted owning a small scale mine in the Upper East Region and engaging in same but said his documents are completely legal.
BT, together with other high profile personalities including a New Patriotic Party financier Bunyak Kolog better known as Polo were named as patrons and financiers of the of illegal concessions along the White Volta in Gbani, Blung and Datoku in the Upper East Region.
The report which was intercepted by Joy News, Friday also cited Ghana’s military and other security personnel of guarding and protecting illegal miners.
The report has left many anti-galamsey campaigners shocked but vindicated at the same time knowing too well that the canker of galamsey is always supported by powerful, influential often unnamed personalities.
Speaking to Joy News Editor Dzifa Bampoh on Top Story, Friday, hours after the report was made public, the Talensi MP BT Baba flatly denied engaging in illegal galamsey but admitted owning license and a concession which were legally acquired.
“The report is a fallacy,” he jabbed insisting that the information provided in the report is “completely false.”