Unimpeachable information gathered by thehawknewspaper.com is that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh to commence exercising the full powers of the Chairman of Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, on the other hand has been asked to hand over everything that has to do with illegal mining including every confiscated gadget and equipment to his successor Chremeh.
The former Chairman of IMCIM who doubles as the Minister of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng months ago disclosed that most of the seized excavators from illegal miners had vanished.
This declaration by the minister has since created confusion between a first Vice Central Regional Chairman of New Patriotic Party, NPP, Ekow Ewusi and Prof Boateng.
There was a viral audio purporting to be Prof. Frimpong Boateng and Ekow Ewusi, in which the dou were heard discussing ways of funding the New Patriotic Party (NPP) through the activities of the IMCIM.
The committee is made up of Ministers of the following ministries; Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Chieftaincy & Religious Affairs, Regional Re-Organisation and Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water and Sanitation, Interior, Defense and Information.