Founder and leader of Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Rev Christian Kwabena Andrew has, among many policies, hinted of legalizing illegal mining, known in Ghana as ‘galamsey’ when voted into power come December 7, 2020.
“When I’m voted into power, galamsey will be free for everyone to put money into everybody’s pocket. For the gold, we will continue mining so far as the ground permits” he declared.
Speaking at the launch of his party’s constitution and 2020 manifesto, Osofo Kyiri Abosom, as he is popularly known, said legalizing galamsey would benefit both licensed and unlicensed operators to ensure everyone interested in mining has the liberty to do so.
He added that long-serving prisoners, under his presidency, will be released with the exemption of those locked up for murder charges.