Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the lead convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement has accused the presidency of orchestrating the killing of Major Maxwell Mahama.
Major Mahama was lynched Monday, May, 29, 2017 in Central Region to fight illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) operations at Denkyira Obuasi.
Major Mahama was killed at a time government prioritized the fight against galamsey, describing it as a “national crisis” due to the devastating environmental impact.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, Barker-Vormawor wrote: “The Flagstaff house killed Major Mahama.”
The accusation follows a recent report making damning revelations about the involvement of high-profile government officials in galamsey activities presented to the Chief of Staff by Prof. Frimpong Boateng.
Speaking at a workshop for traditional leaders in 2017, President Akufo-Addo vowed to put his presidency on the line to curb galamsey.
“I have said it in the Cabinet, I have said it in public, I am putting my presidency on the line in this matter,” the President said.
However, the damning revelation has cast doubts on the government’s commitment to ending the menace.
By Isaac Donkor Distinguished