Bosome Freho DCE, Yaw Danso

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Bosome Freho in the Ashanti Region has been suspended with immediate effect.

This follows his alleged involvement in illegal mining otherwise known as ‘galamsey’ in his area.

A letter signed by the Local Government Minister, Dan Botwe said the suspension is to allow for an investigation into the matter.

Bosome Freho DCE suspended over alleged involvement in 'galamsey'

The Minister has since been directed to provide oversight responsibility for the management and administrative issues concerning the district until further notice.

An audio that circulated some weeks ago implicated the DCE in illegal mining activities.

He is said to have been engaged in dealings and transactions linked to mining concessions in the district.

Subsequently, some Assembly members called on the President to take action against the DCE.

Speaking with MMDCEs at a meeting over Galamsey last week, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Mr Danso had been summoned to defend himself against the allegations.

“Your colleague in Bosome Freho has been summoned by the Minister for Local Government to come and answer [questions over the accusations], and depending on the quality of his response we will decide what the future holds for him,” the President said.

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