President Akufo-Addo claims he is confused whether Aisha Huang, a notorious Chinese woman in Ghana known as the “galamsey queen,” was initially expelled from the nation due to rising concerns about her actions.
He claims that her reappearance raises questions about whether she ever actually left Ghana.
As part of his tour in the Volta Region, he voiced his concern 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.
Speaking about the struggle against Galamsey, he added that under his administration, it has gained more popularity than in the previous.
His administration’s attempts to crack down on unlawful mining, in his opinion, have significantly improved.
The President, therefore, urged Ghanaians to sustain the momentum in dealing with the menace.
“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
Meanwhile, the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has expressed his resolve to prosecute notorious ‘galamsey’ poster girl, Aisha Huang for her past and recent crimes.
Aisha, whose nefarious activities came to light again was recently arrested and arraigned before court.
Following this development, there have been rife public concerns about the activities of the Chinese lady in Ghana.
But the Attorney General says his outfit will deal swiftly with the issue and bring her and all collaborators to book.
According to a confirmed report, Aisha Huang was indeed repatriated from Ghana.
The sources noted that the Ghana Immigration Service issued a notice of revocation of permit and repatriation dated 19th December, 2018, addressed to En Huang.
The notice was signed by the Comptroller-General, Kwame Asuah Takyi.
There is also a boarding pass in the name of En Huang on Ethiopian Airlines Flight No. ET 920 from Accra to Addis Ababa dated December 19, 2018.
She was placed at seat no. 32F and had used gate C7 to board. She had flown economy class-L and had allegedly boarded at 11:35.