The immediate past Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Nii Osah Mills, has expressed shock and disappointment over the discovery of a secret audio visual recording device in the office he previously occupied.
According to him, the revelation by his colleague, Inusah Fuseini, who said he fixed the device in the office for his personal use, is unfair because he [Osah Mills] has apparently been under secret surveillance while in office.
[contextly_sidebar id=”wuUzyGwYozKbjFvD9Apy1b6vfYaWhmBn”]An audio visual device was discovered on Monday in the office of the current Lands Minister, which triggered further investigations by the National Security.
But even before the investigations could proceed, Inusah Fuseini told Citi News that he installed the device in 2013 for his personal protection because he took up the fight against illegal mining also known as galamsey in the country.
He also claimed that the device was not functional because the installation was not completed at the time.
“It is true that I was installing it in 2013 but we never got around to completing the installation and so that is why the national security did the sweep in the office they didn’t pick any signal because it’s not working.”
But speaking to Citi News, Nii Osah Mills, who served in that ministry after Inusah Fuseini, said he feels “naked” after the revelation.
“It came as a surprise to me to hear on the news that such a device has been found in the room I used to occupy. I thought and I do feel that I was being monitored. Any ordinary human being will equally feel bad because it is something that you least expected. One feels that in the sense one was naked at work each day because I think one was creeping around and looking at everything that you did. It’s a very bad feeling,” he lamented.
I’m not too surprised about uncovered ‘spying’ device – Amewu
The current Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Peter Amewu had earlier in a Citi News interview said he was not “too surprised” about the discovery.
Mr. Amewu was initially of the view that he was being monitored because of his rekindled galamsey fight, but clearly the latest development suggests otherwise.
“It is quite shocking. It is a caution for us to be careful in the environment we are working in. I am not too surprised; but it is an interesting thing that has been uncovered. The fight against illegal mining is a presidential directive. The President gave this directive that we must keep the environment. And I am not doing this alone. I am doing it with other sectorial Ministers so it is a caution that we should be extra careful,” Mr. Amewu added.
By: Fred Djabanor/citifmonline.com/Ghana