Sam Okudzeto, a member of the Council of State and a Ghanaian statesman, has claimed that China is deliberately sending prisoners to Ghana to engage in illegal mining (galamsey).
According to the senior statesman, China made a deliberate attempt to exploit the gold extraction industry.
Mr. Okudzeto, speaking at an Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) round table discussion on natural resources, said it was time for Ghanaians to stand up to illegal mining in Ghana.
“Do you know the cause of the galamsey in Ghana, we were allowing China to send prisoners to come to Ghana,” he alleged.
“They go there and they collect the gold. China is deliberately trying to destroy our country and leave us so that we can depend on them,” Mr. Okudzeto said.