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….despite resigning from the IMCIM
Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Charles Bissue, has resigned from his post following revelations that he has been secretly taking bribes and sabotaging the government’s fight against illegal mining.
In a statement, Mr. Bissue announces that he has tendered in his resignation to President Akufo-Addo and also requested for an investigation into a video which exposes him as a bribe taker who allows himself to be plied with money by illegal miners seeking to circumvent ban on their activities.
“I have taken notice of the contents of the latest documentary by documentary by Tiger eye P.I titled “Galamsey Fraud”. I would like to state, at the very outset, that I am innocent of the allegations levelled against me the documentary, as I was not and have not been engaged in any acts of corruption, criminality or misconduct”
Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue, however stays on in his original position as a Staffer to President Akufo-Addo. He is the first high profile government actor who has fallen casualty to the latest investigative documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI group.
In “Galamsey Fraud Part 1” the disgraced Presidential Staffer is seen accepting bribe from a man posing as an illegal miner in exchange for the Secretary of the anti-galamsey committee facilitating the man’s acquisition of a mining license.
After receiving the big bundle of cash, Charles Bissiw is seized with alacrity, telephoning and instructing people to aid the illegal miner in a clockwork that has left people shocked. Mr. Bissue would later stuff the cash in his pocket before walking out of the range of the secret camera recording him.
Since the emergence of the tape however, Mr. Bissue’s party, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rallied to his support, claiming that the part of the tape that Mr. Bissue is captured in is just a fraction of what had been recorded and that the full recording would show that he accepted the money because the giver had claimed it was a gift.
Mr, Bissue himself has claimed innocence. “however, in the interest of transparency and accountability, and so as to not compromise the work of the Inter-Ministerial committee on Illegal Mining, I have informed the President of the republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Chairperson of the IMCIM, of my decision to step aside from my position as secretary to the committee, pending an investigations into the allegations.
“I call for such an investigation, and I am prepared to avail myself, at all times, to the investigation process I am confident that, at the end of it all, I will be exonerated and my good name will be preserved,” Mr. Bissue said.
He however remains securely in his post as Presidential Staffer.
Source: Whatsup News