Tue, May

aisha huang

  • Speaking at a recent town hall meeting, Mr Osafo-Maafo said jailing her was not important as it was not going to solve Ghana's economic problems.

    The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, has stated categorically that the comments made by the Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo that jailing Chinese illegal miner, En "Aisha" Huang, was not important because it had no economic benefit for the state is not the position of the government.

  • Written By Justice Mingle -  A lot of heat has been generated following an attempt by Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo to explain the rational for the deportation of alleged Chinese illegal miner Aisha Huang. Aisha was put before court for engaging in the illegal mining but the Attorney General filled a nolle prosequi and led to her deportation from the country. A participant in a recent town hall meeting in the United States wanted to know the government’s justification for letting go a woman caught for her involvement in illegal mining. Responding to the question, the Senior Minister said Ghana has great diplomatic relationship with China and intends to partner that country in key infrastructural projects citing the two billion Sinohydro deal. According to Mr. Osafo Marfo, putting that woman in jail is not going to solve Ghana’s economic problems. This statement offended some Ghanaians prompting calls for the resignation of the Senior Minister.

  • Five Chinese alleged to be involved in illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, will face charges under the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act 2015.

  • In April this year, the Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, told some Ghanaians abroad that jailing the Chinese illegal mining ‘queen’ for engaging in illegal mining was not important as it was not going to solve Ghana's economic problems.

    Mr President, I greet you from my neighbourhood where the roads look more like egg crates than routes for cars.

  • "First of all, the fight against illegal mining in Ghana is something that has not been systematically undertaken until I came into office.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the government’s decision to deport Chinese national, Aisha Huang who was facing three counts of undertaking small-scale mining operations was a mistake.

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