Respectfully, I act as Counsel for Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh (herein referred to as my client). Upon whose instructions I write this letter.
My client’s attention has been drawn to a story on your website and other media platforms titled “LIST OF NPP BIGWIGS RUMOURED TO BE GALAMSEY KINGPINS ” where he has been rumoured to be involved in galamsey.
The story goes further to state that my cIient was arrested by the MCE of Tarkwa together with his taskforce for taking monies from illegal miners when he was the Minister for Lands & Natural Resources. The news item further chimed that “the case is at the Tarkwa Police Station and this incident occured in 2020″.
My client wants to state emphatically that he has never engaged in galamsey (illegal mining) and own no concession. There has not been any circumstance in which my client aided or enabled any entity or individual to engage in galamsey.
Contrary to the allegations, my client had devoted is might, attention, knowledge and resources with the help of the officers at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to fight galamsey and would therefore urge the public to disregard any unfounded and false allegations levelled against him.
My client has never visited any galamsey site to take monies from illegal miners nor has h been arrested by any person or by Hon. Gilbert Ken Asmah, the then MCE of Tarkwa.
It is therefore unreasonable to say that my client had a hand in the dismissal of Hon. Gilbert Asmah and he never reported or recommended the dismissal of Hon. Gibert Asmah to President Akuffo-Addo.
My client demands that the falsehood you have published against him in the circumstances above be retracted or face legal actions.
Finally, my client requests all and sundry especially the media houses and journalist to verify any information regarding galamsey from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources before publication.