The Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Charles Cromwell Bissue, has stepped aside from his position pending investigations into corruption allegations levelled against him.
Mr Bissue has been cited for corruption and misconduct in a documentary by Tiger Eye P.I titled ‘Galamsey Fraud,’ an allegation he has vehemently denied.
“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,” Mr Bissue said in a release.
Despite the denial, Mr Bissue has informed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Chairman of the IMCIM, Prof. Frimpong Boateng, of his decision to step aside pending investigations into the allegations.
He has, however, welcomed government’s decision to get the matter investigated and expressed his readiness to avail himself at any time 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,” the statement said.
BY YAW KYEI