Charles Onuawonto Bissue, the former secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), has criticized renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas harshly for recently revisiting his topic on Galamsey.
The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had named Charles Bissue, a former Western Region Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), as a potential prison inmate for his involvement in small-scale unlawful mining as documented by Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ work.
Sammy Gyamfi responded to the former presidential aide, accusing him and the NDC of deceiving Ghanaians.
But Anas’s Tiger Eye PI then revisited the issue prompting Mr Bissue to issue a statement dated Friday, October 7, 2022. He sought to clarify the content of the 2018 investigative documentary.
“I did not demand any money from the applicant with promise of fast tracking or facilitating the process,” he refuted Anas’s allegations, describing his work as “corrupted”.
“The money in question was a donation from Bernard Antwi Boasiako [alias Chairman Wontumi] for a party activity. I did not grant the company any rights to resume mining when at the time, the ban was in force as published by Tiger Eye P.I.”
He added: “For the record, I don’t consider your work as an entrapment. In fact, it is hollow and a failed attempt to smear my reputation with lies, just as you’ve done to your victims in the past.
“I dare say, and I repeat that you are a liar, and should Ghanaians entertain your deceitful antics, this fight will never yield any results.”