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Concerned farmers condemn Amenfi East NPP Parliamentary candidate over ‘reckless’ comments

The Concerned Farmers Association of Ghana (CFAG) has condemned a viral video showing the Parliamentary Candidate for Amenfi East Ernest Frimpong and Western Regional Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah urging illegal miners to attack police and military personnel.

In a statement, the president of the Concerned Farmers Association of Ghana, Nana Oboadie Boateng Bonsu described the utterances as unfortunate and unacceptable.

“We deem this conduct unfortunate and unacceptable, as it undermines the rule of law and puts the lives of security personnel at risk. If our laws function effectively, the PC and Minister must face arrest and prosecution for their actions.

“Inciting violence against those sworn to protect our nation is a serious offence, and we demand swift action from the appropriate authorities. We stand in solidarity with the security services and urge them to remain committed to their duties.”

The group also called on the “government to address the issue of galamsey, which has devastated our farmlands and water bodies. We must protect our environment and ensure sustainable farming practices.”

“We expect a prompt response from the authorities and urge all Ghanaians to condemn this reckless behaviour.”

The statement comes in response to a video circulating online, in which Mr Frimpong is captured urging miners to attack police officers and soldiers who extort money from them.

But Mr Frimpong in a statement claims he has been taken out of context from the two-hour engagement with artisanal small-scale miners.

He explained that he underscored the necessity of adhering to the laws governing small-scale mining in Ghana and assured miners of their protection under these laws when engaging in responsible practices.

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Mr. Frimpong denied encouraging illegal activities and called on the public to disregard the allegations, stating that they are “inaccurately represented” and “misrepresented.”

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