The MP for Odotobri constituency in Ashanti region Hon. Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi has said Ghanaians should not listen to the propaganda by the minority caucus in parliament that the new CEO of BOST Mr. Boating has sold contaminated fuel to Movipinaa for distribution to Ghanaian market.
Recently, the minority caucus is alleging that there is fake fuel in Ghanaian market which if, care is not taken will destroy our vehicles.
They are of the view that this will amount to a suspected fraud which the NPP government has been preaching against.
Honourable. Gyamfi has condemned the allegation by stating clearly that it not true
He explained further that if even the allegation is true it was committed by the former CEO in NDC administration in 18th January this year which the current CEO had not been appointed.
He admitted that there has been instances when this contaminated fuel Saga has come to public notice and therefore needs to be eradicated because in 2014-4.6 million litres were discovered in the system likewise 2015-9.9 million litres and in 2016-12 million litres.
He concluded by recommending the energy minister Hon. Boakye Agyaiko for setting up 8 member committee to immediately investigate the matter.
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The chief of staff Hon. Frema Akosua Osei-Opare, has said there is no way Ghanaians can continue to say we are ignorant about child labour and therefore endanger the life of children.
The chief of staff was delivering a keynote address on world day against Child Labour.
She said the government is taking all steps to stop child labour and thus with social intervention as free S.H.S is a one way to end child labour.
In an exclusive interview with Richmond Adu Dwamena Bossfm93.7 parliamentary correspondent.
Honourable Frema said conflicts, disasters, minning, fishing, cocoa areas and poverty all contribute to child labour she therefore encourage players as media, Chiefs leaders, dovsu, gender and social protection ministry labour and employment ministry’s as well as enforcing laws to end the child labour.
Due to some parents inability to care for their wards education coupled with poverty most children raging from 5-17 years end up in child labour.
It is with this that the current administration lead by His excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has promised Ghanaians free S.H.S to begin at next academy year. She encourage all parents to take advantage of the opportunity to send their children to school since education is a better way to brighten their future.
She warned parents and some media station who engage children in activities that earn them money to support parents and family to stop such acts in order not to be caught by the laws against children’s rights.
She concluded by urging Ghanaians to support the free S.H.S in divert ways to make it a success as envisaged by government.
The Minister for lands and natural resources Hon. Peter Amewu has cautioned those engaging in illegal sand winning to stop immediately or face necessary discipline sanctions.
In an exclusive interview with Boss FM 93.7 Parliamentary correspondent Richmond Adu Dwamena the minister said there is no way illegal sand winning should be encouraged since it the same as galamsey which is destroying our natural resources as land and river bodies.
He continued that though the ministry is not an easy one as known to manage, but he will do the best he can to engage chiefs, stakeholders and media to fight the menace.
It is on record that this government has promised to fight all illegal activities in the country to make it a safe place to live.
Looking at environmental situation in Ghana now, Forest, lands and river bodies are destroying due to illegal mining and sand winning.
Honourable Amewu Continue that indiscipline is on ascendency but will make sure the ministry will put necessary measures, which if applied, will be a way to protect the environment.
As part of government effort to protect our environment in accordance with the United nation (UN) measures there is a need to enforce strict measures to punish culprits to desist from destroying the environment.
Despite the calls by the public that the measures will affect employment the government is also taking alternative measures to arrest the situation.
Honourable. Peter Amewu therefore urged the media to disseminate the information about activities such as galamsay and sand winning to safe our environment from destruction.