Mahama’s AI pledge to fight galamsey ‘a vote-seeking gimmick’ – Ahiagbah

Source The Ghana Report

The Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah, has described John Mahama’s pledge to use Artificial Intelligence to fight illegal mining if elected president in the upcoming December polls as mere political rhetoric.

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) made this pledge at the ‘3rd Annual Transformational Dialogue on Small-scale Mining’ organized by the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani.

According to Mr Mahama, his government will use “AI to locate all small-scale mining and galamsey operations, track excavators, and geofence all concessions” to help coordinate and monitor activities within the small-scale mining sector to reduce environmental destruction.

READ ALSO: I’ll Use AI To Combat Illegal Mining If Elected President – Mahama

However, Mr. Ahiagbah in a post on his X handle said it is impossible to win the fight against galamsey with Mahama as President.

He claimed that during Mahama’s administration, he and certain appointees encouraged galamsey in various forms and profited from it, which raises doubt about the party’s credibility.

“The NDC are promoters of galamsey. Therefore, H.E Mahama’s promise to use an AI-powered plan to combat galamsey is a vote-seeking gimmick. Galamsey is an existential problem that requires inputs from all strata of society to combat. Resolving the galamsey menace is impossible with H.E John Mahama and the NDC because they are promoters and beneficiaries of galamsey.

Ahiagbah further referred to some cases, including what he said was a “widely publicized 2020 video of Kwaku Boahen, then Deputy Communications Officer of the NDC, promising a golden age of galamsey to voters in mining communities across the country,” and also Mahama’s promise “to free galamsey convicts in 2020, at a campaign event at Mpohor,” to buttress his point that the fight against galamsey under a Mahama administration will be fruitless.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You might also like
where to buy viagra buy generic 100mg viagra online
buy amoxicillin online can you buy amoxicillin over the counter
buy ivermectin online buy ivermectin for humans
viagra before and after photos how long does viagra last
buy viagra online where can i buy viagra