Bissue isn’t corrupt; order Anas to provide unedited videos – NPP tells Akufo-Addo

Bissue isn’t corrupt; order Anas to provide unedited videos – NPP tells Akufo-Addo

The Western Regional wing of governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has petitioned President Akufo-Addo to order Anas Aremeyaw Anas to produce unedited

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The Western Regional wing of governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has petitioned President Akufo-Addo to order Anas Aremeyaw Anas to produce unedited footages of his latest undercover piece.

The party insists the raw footages will enable a fair investigation into the allegations of corruption and abuse of office against officials caught in the ‘Galamsey Fraud’.

In a documentary produced by investigative journalist, Mr Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Mr Bissue, who is also the Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), was seen on video taking money to allegedly facilitate for an unlicensed company seeking to circumvent laid-down processes to be given clearance for its mining operations.

The undercover investigator, in his latest piece, captured on video some persons tasked with the fight against illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, receiving various sums of money, ostensibly to facilitate the acquisition of mining licences.

But in a statement signed on behalf of the Regional Executives, Chairman of the NPP, Francis Ndede Siah is challenging Anas to produce the raw footage of his pieces to the security agencies to carry out the necessary investigations.

The statement opined that “In as much as we would not condone any any acts of corruption, we as Regional executives and Ghanaians for that matter seek to see the matter finalised, and more importantly knowing who Bissue is, that’s why we have added our voice today”.

The statement however stated that Mr. Charles Bissue is loyal, committed and incorruptible person and has been executed his duties impeccably.

The statement added that Mr. Bissue is innocent about the allegations labelled against him by the Tiger Eye PI but statement opined that “…we also want the rule of law to take its due cause”.

The statement therefore, appealing to the government to expedite the investigative process and emphasized that if Mr. Charles Bissue is found guilty, the laws of this country should take it course.

The statement concluded by urging President Akufo-Addo to compel Anas to produce the raw footage immediately to the security agencies for further investigations adding if the President failed to act quickly, they would advised themselves accordingly.

“In conclusion, we are appealing to the president, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo and the necessary state authorities to compel Anas to do what is expected of him and if not, we as a Region will advise ourselves”, the statement noted.

Below is the full statement

On behalf of the Western Regional Executives of the ruling NPP, we wish to state unequivocally that, Mr Charles Cromwell Nana Banyin Onuawanto Bissue (Regional Secretary) is a loyal and dedicated member of the Western Region and has executed his duties impeccably.

We as Regional Executives can vouch for his values, principles and capabilities; that when it comes to Party activities, Charles Bissue is outstanding. He is very loyal, committed and dedicated to every task assigned him, both at the National and the Regional level.

As a Region, the Charles Bissue we call a colleague, has discharged office as a Regional Secretary without any corrupt activities, thus, it came as a surprise when one journalist (ANAS), sought to undermine his integrity with a video that went viral.

Therefore, we as Regional Executives, move to add our voice to the numerous calls by all well meaning Ghanaians that Mr Anas Aremeyaw Anas should produce the unedited footage for the security agencies to carry out the necessary investigations. In as much as we would not condone any any acts of corruption, we as Regional executives and Ghanaians for that matter seek to see the matter finalised, and more importantly knowing who Bissue is, that’s why we have added our voice today.

By this release, we are appealing to government, to expedite the process and if indeed Charles Bissue is guilty the laws of the land should take it course but if Anas is also buying time to delay the process, he should be impressed upon to respect the state agency by submitting himself to authority and made to follow due process.

We are of a firm believe, that, Charles Bissue is innocent, but we also want the rule of law to take its due cause.

In conclusion, we are appealing to the president, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo and the necessary state authorities to compel Anas to do what is expected of him and if not, we as a Region will advise ourselves.

Thank you!

Long live WR Executives

Long live NPP

Long live Ghana

…….signed…….

Francis Ndede Siah

(WR Chairman)

By: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com