Video: Watch how Upper East Regional Minister describes northerners as ‘greedy’ and ‘untruthful’ in his office


There have been some accusations levelled against the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, by some small-scale miners in the Upper East Region.

They accuse him of using his position to compel them to do things against their will. He is said to have demanded furniture from the miners on behalf of government as part of their corporate social responsibility to the state.

Some members of the Unique Mining Group, a company in the Talensi District, also lodged complaints with the Divisional Police Command in Bolgatanga and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) against him for allegedly aiding one Robert Boazor Tampoare to illegally take an amount of $150,000 meant for the entire group.

The money was offered to the group by Earl International Group Ghana Gold Limited, a Chinese mining company known previously as Shaanxi Mining Company Limited, after it allegedly trespassed on its concession some years ago.

When Media Without Borders contacted the regional minister for his comments on these accusations, he confirmed receiving furniture from the small-scale miners on behalf of his office (the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council) but said the demand was made by the Minerals Commission. The Minerals Commission denied his claim.

The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu.

He also confirmed that he gave the Unique Mining Group’s $150,000 to Tampoare, a member of the group, after the other members of the group introduced Tampoare to him as their leader. But those members said they did not introduce Tampoare to him as their leader and challenged him to support his claim with proof.

While Media Without Borders was engaging the regional minister In an interview on these issues, he also described Ghanaians who hailed from the north as “greedy’ and “untruthful” people.

“You see, northerners are people that when you are dealing with them you have to be very, very careful. Because of the poverty level, the people are very, very greedy people, you know.

“And they don’t tell the truth. They don’t. So, all the time, you have to be very careful to listen to them and find out the information because most of the things that they would say is wrong,” he said.

After his statement about northerners was published, he denied making such statement. He issued a disclaimer and, in an interview with Accra-based Class FM on Monday, 12 June 2023, challenged the publisher (Media Without Borders) to provide evidence that he made such comments about northerners.

Below is video evidence of what he said about northerners:

Source: Media Without Borders/


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