Friday, 30 July

Free galamsey drivers now or we match you 'boot for boot' – Drivers to Pres.

General News
The drivers say their colleagues were only hired to operate the excavators



Members of the National Concerned Drivers Association has reiterated their call to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to order the release of their fellow drivers who were just hired to drive trucks at galamsey sites.

The group is unhappy with the arrest and detention of their colleagues while, according to them, the big names behind the galamsey menace have gone unpunished.

The drivers say their colleagues were neither involved in any illegal mining activity nor did they own any of the excavators used at the site.

The drivers say their search has revealed that 32 of their colleagues who drove excavators were arrested by the Operation Vanguard team and are currently in police custody.

The drivers, in a statement, have threatened that if their colleagues are not released before 6 March 2020, “then we have no option than to match the President boot for boot in Kumasi no matter the number of Delta Force” members unleashed at them, adding that nothing “will deter us; we say: ‘All die be die’”.

The group said its members are ready to put their lives on the line to fight for the freedom of ordinary drivers in the country.

They have also called on Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to put the blame on the corridors of the President should any blood spill in Kumasi during the 6 March independence celebrations.