An investigation by Ghana’s Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on an illegal demand for 30 “executive chairs” from some small-scale miners on behalf of government is still in progress.
Key among the individuals on CHRAJ’s interrogation list are the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, the Minerals Commission’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Ayisi, and a small-scale miner, Robert Boazor Tampoare.
The aforementioned individuals were cited when a number of small-scale miners in Talensi, a district in the Upper East Region, complained that they were forced to purchase the furniture as part of their corporate social responsibility to the government.
When Media Without Borders undertook an investigation on the ‘Furniture for Government Scandal‘, the three individuals exposed more.
Watch and listen to them as well as some embittered small-scale miners in the video below:
Source: Edward Adeti/Media Without Borders/mwbonline.org