I’m uncertain Aisha Huang was deported from Ghana – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says he is uncertain about the renowned galamsey kingpin Aisha Huang’s earlier deportation from Ghana.

He claims that her reappearance raises questions about whether she originally fled the country.

As part of his tour in the Volta Region, he spoke on a radio station headquartered in Ho and voiced concerns about Aisha Huang’s evil deeds while also reiterating his support for her prosecution.

“I’m not still sure whether she was in fact deported. Or whether she fled the country the first time and has now come back. There still seems to be some uncertainty about it.

“But whichever way it is, she’s become the sort of nickname for all that galamsey represents”, he said.

“We have concerted to work at it. We need to have the cooperation of the courts. Until recently when I came, the punishment for people caught was relatively light. [But] we’ve changed the law to stiffen the punishment for people caught,” he added.

The remarks made by President Akufo-Addo, however, go counter to a statement made earlier by Yaw Osafo Marfo, Senior Minister and special advisor to the president.

Mr. Osafo Marfo said during a 2019 town hall meeting in the US that the government deported the Chinese national rather than imprisoning her in accordance with Ghanaian law.

“We have a very good relationship with China. Today, the main company that is helping develop the infrastructure system in Ghana is Sinohydro, it is a Chinese Company. It is the one that is going to help process our bauxite and provide about two billion dollars to us… So when there are these kinds of arrangements, there are other things behind the scenes”, he stressed.

“Putting that lady (Aisha Huang) in jail in Ghana is not going to solve your economic problems. It is not going to make you happy or me happy, that’s not important, the most important thing is that she has been deported out of Ghana”, Osafo Marfo said.

Akufo-Addo pointed out that the battle against galamsey has gained more support under his administration.

He believed that under his presidency, efforts to stop illegal mining had significantly improved.

Therefore, the President urged Ghanaians to keep up the momentum in addressing the threat.

“The efforts have brought a lot of fruits first of all. Galamsey is now a subject of national discussion. Everywhere you go, there’s this matter of galamsey. We’ve at least achieved this purpose of heightening consciousness about it as an evil.

“When I came, nobody was talking about galamsey. Since we came and focused on it, it is now the subject of discussions in homes, in offices, in meetings and all across Ghana. So that’s one positive development”, stressed

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2 thoughts on “I’m uncertain Aisha Huang was deported from Ghana – Akufo-Addo

  1. This come to question the security daily briefing that the president receives. It’s bad that a president is uncertain about what’s supposed to be documented and officially communicated to both countries’ immigration offices. Someone might he sleeping on his job.

    So sad.

  2. This come to question the security daily briefing that the president receives. It’s bad that a president is uncertain about what’s supposed to be documented and officially communicated to both countries’ immigration offices. Someone might be sleeping on his job.

    So sad.

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