he Special Prosecutor, Mr Kissi Agyebeng has commenced investigations into some corruption-related offences with regard to small-scale mining. The investigations target some officials of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources as well as a documentary released by Tiger Eye P.I
The full statement released by Mr Kissi Agyebeng reads:
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has commenced investigations into suspected corruption and corruption-related offences with respect to small-scale mining. The investigation targets some officials of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission. It also targets the activities and expenditure of the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCM), especially in respect of the seizure and management of excavators, machinery, road vehicles, and good nuggets.
The investigation includes the active and ongoing enquiry into allegations of use of public office for profit against Charles Bissue, during their tenure as Secretary to the IMCM, arising from an investigative documentary titled Galamsey Fraud Part 1, published by Tiger Eye P.I.
The investigation further targets the activities of Akonta Mining Limited and other companies; nationals of foreign countries allegedly involved in illegal, and allegations of corruption and corruption-related offences against some Municipal and District Chief Executives and political party officials.