NPP Chairman Jailed For Attempting To Bribe DCE
The Chairman of NPP at Supom in Atewa Constituency, Yaw Sam Nyamade has been jailed for twelve months for attempting to bribe District Chief Executive DCE of the area, Paul Asamoah to allow some illegal miners to carry out their job without hindrance. According to the 51 year old farmer, he was asked to hand a contribution
of Three Thousand Ghana cedis also from some illegal miners in the area to the DCE who was on the neck of the miners confiscating their equipment to discourage them from their activities due to the threat it poses to the environment. Mr. Nyamade claims that though he was also against illegal mining, his fear was that the
ruling party was getting unpopular due to the actions of the DCE to stamp out the unlawful activity. I applauded the DCE when I heard he had seized some equipment of the illegal miners. I even thought of contacting him to see how I can also support him, he said. He added, One of the galamseyers too met me and complained to me
about the DCE’s actions. The DCE had also burnt their equipment so they were no longer working. He told me they thought of contributing some amount of money for the DCE to allow them to retrieve their equipment. Mr. Nyamade indicated that the galamseyers subsequently gave him a contribution of Two Thousand Five Hundred
Ghana cedis the miners had made to be given to the DCE. When I went to the DCE, he welcomed me warmly. I told him the reason I had come and he asked me to place the money on his table. After that he called the police to arrest me, he wept. Mr. Nyamade said he was arraigned before court the next day and was sentenced
to twelve months in jail. Mr. Nyamade who has served only three months of his sentence said his regret is that he has left his seven children behind including two year old twins without care. I am a widower too and the only person taking care of the children. I do not know how they are faring now. My cocoa farm which is my source
of income is also been destroyed, he cried. Ambassador Extraordinaire of the Ghana Prisons, Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng advised the general public to take a cue from the Nyamade’s story to desist from engaging in acts of bribery.