Ruling Party’s Vice Chairman Arrested Over Missing Excavators

The police have arrested the Central Regional Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Horace Ekow Ewusi over some missing excavators.

It is thought that, these missing excavators have be used for illegal mining activities also known as galamsey.

This follows a letter by the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng requesting the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to probe Ewusi over the missing excavators.

Professor Kwabena Frimpong earlier indicated that dozens of excavators that were seized from illegal mining have disappeared from the district assemblies where they were being kept.

The minister said “though the excavators were seized and taken to the district assemblies, the heavy-duty machines disappeared later from the premises of the assemblies.”