The man called Peter John Amewu

Ghana’s Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Peter John Amewu was not so named for nothing (we don’t know the meaning of his other two non-African names). He is worthy of and “more than” his name if indications of job deliverability are anything to go by. Appointed as Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Mineral Resources , Mr. Amenu has been confronting the menace of galamsey and its debilitating effects on the environment, especially by non-Ghanaians. The man has been relentless, fearless, and uncompromising in his attempt to uproot galamsey (illegal mining) and thus fulfill one of the cardinal promises the ruling party campaigned on. Be it the Chinese Embassy and its citizens, Russian and Ukrainian illegal miners or powerful military and political leaders, he has thus far shown that no one pulls his tail with impunity.

It is gratifying and reassuring to hear the young Minister speak about foreigners from China, Ukraine, India, Togo, or Burkina Faso who dared not practice galamsey in their own countries, let alone allow non-natives to do same in their countries of origin. Unlike the former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister Joseph Yamin who claimed he lost his job fighting galamsey in the former Mahama government, Amandla believes in the principled, disciplined, and committed leadership of Nana Addo and so the Hon. Minister and his assigns have nothing to fear. We also know that, no one, not even powerful political, security personnel, traditional leaders or the very wealthy can arm-twist the President to relent or ease pressure to stem galamsey.

In retrospect, we expect all involved in the diabolical activities to be fully held accountable and pay for the cost of environment reclamation. We are very much convinced that there are more John Peter Amewus in the Akufo – Addo government who would correct and straighten up the ills in society facilitated by the corrupt and crooked previous NDC government. Meanwhile Amandla has chalked one “deliverer” down, and will prick our ears, agitate our noses, and open our eyes for other “savior” of Ghana in order to reposition the country back on a path of success.

Posted by on Jun 18 2017. Filed under Editorial. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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