Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Western Regional Minister, is said to have filed a lawsuit against Nana Aba Anamoah, the general manager of Excellence in Broadcasting (EIB), and the media company over the Galamsey cash report.
According to reports, media company ELB Networks is the target of a defamation lawsuit brought by Kwabena Okyere Darko in an Accra High Court.
According to Dailyguidnetwork, the regional minister was reported to have passed out after his driver fled with his GHc17 million, which came from illicit mining known as Galamsey, when the minister sued the media outlet over the report.
Although EIB in their Facebook post did not mention the name of any minister, Mr. Darko Mensah who is an MP for Takoradi said, “this news alert appears to cast an innuendo on my person”.
“It is therefore not strange that for those who are still bent on tarnishing my hard-won reputation and distracting me from my official duties in service to the people of my region including my unrelenting fight against illegal mining, they have jumped onto the news to further their sinister objectives.
“Please be advised that I am well and fit and carrying about my duties in good health and great spirits. I am completely unfazed by these attempts to derail my work. All well-meaning Ghanaians are therefore advised to disregard the said news alert and treat it with the contempt it deserves, he added.