Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue has resigned following the Ana’s latest expose on illegal mining.
In a statement, Mr Bissue stated he is innocent of the allegation leveled against him in the documentary.
“I have taken notice of the contents of the latest documentary by Tiger Eye P.I., titled “Galamsey Fraud”. I would like to state, at the very outset, that I am innocent of the allegations levelled against me in the documentary, as I was not and have not been engaged in any acts of corruption, criminality or misconduct”.
He added that his resignation is in the interest of transparency and accountability, and so as not to compromise the work of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
“I have informed the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Chairperson of the IMCIM, of my decision to step aside from my position as Secretary to the Committee, pending an investigation into the allegations’ the statement said.
Mr Bissue called for investigation into the matter and said he is prepared to avail himself at all times to the investigation process.
“I call for such an investigation, and I am prepared to avail myself, at all times, to the investigation process. I am confident that, at the end of it all, I will be exonerated, and my good name will be preserved’ he stated in the statement.