Minister of Information , Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has indicated that he is utterly disappointed in the former Minister for Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, for naming him in a report on illegal mining.
Prof Boateng submitted names of people in government who frustrated his effort to fight what is locally called ‘galamsey’ when he was Environment Minister in a 37-page report.
The report that was addressed to the president, the Chief of Staff, and the police said the Ofoase-Ayirebi MP held a secret meeting to destroy him.
But According to Mr Oppong Nkrumah, the allegations against him are totally false.
He added that he forgives the former minister despite his disappointment in the accusations.
“Over the years, I had nothing but great admiration for Professor Frimpong-Boateng’s public-spirited works and as an inspirational citizen. I feel gravely offended over the false claims he has made and the hurtful conclusions he has sought to exact about me precisely because of the great esteem in which I have held him.
“I trust that in the coming months and years, he will reflect deeply upon his own actions and comments which have led to his challenges. He should kindly leave me out of his personal fights. I am utterly disappointed but I forgive him,” he said.
In a seven-page response, the minister explained that he only attended a PRINPAG (Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana) event, jointly organised with the Bank of Ghana on financial reporting and never held any meeting to oust anybody from the government.
Below is Kojo Oppong Nkrumah’s response to Prof Frimpong-Boateng