The Minority in Parliament has revealed that charges brought against galamsey queen, Aisha Huang, are deliberately scanty, narrow and superficial.
According to the minority, it is embarrassing, attempts by government to shield top officials complicit in Aisha Huang’s illegal mining case. It revealed that such persons “involved in this cruel conspiracy against our republic” should have been fired and charged along with the ‘galamsey’ queen.
Contained in a statement issued by the Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, it indicated that “it remains a mockery of humongous proportions that all of Ghana’s security ministers are still keeping their jobs”.
“It is also clear to us from concrete facts we have discovered that Aisha Huang’s charges are deliberately scanty, narrow and superficial with the obvious intention of protecting guilty accomplices in high places.”Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
Mr Ablakwa stated that when nobody in authority is punished for what he described as “international disgrace” and this “grand scheme” which has left the environment and water bodies destroyed, the only logical interpretation is that “national leadership, right from the Presidency, is complicit”.
Elaborating on its investigations, the minority noted that it uncovered that Aisha Huang holds two different Chinese passports which she uses for her travels. These two passports have different identities and dates of birth, and until her recent re-arrest, she had been using them for her multiple trips to Togo.
Minority investigates Aisha Huang’s case
Additionally, the minority alleged that these trips did not happen on the blind side of government and immigration officials.
“In other words, she didn’t sneak in and out through unapproved routes as the Ghanaian government’s jumbled narrative suggests. We have come to the firm conclusion that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government ought to have known about her multiple travels between Ghana and Togo at a time we were told she had been deported to China.”Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
Per the Minority’s own forensic analysis conducted on Ghana Immigration Embarkation and Disembarkation Stamps in Aisha Huang’s Chinese passport, all the stamps are genuine. It explained that its “irrefutable investigations” reveal that Aisha Huang physically presented herself to Ghana Immigration officials at the Aflao border on February 27, 2019, and on April 28, 2019.
“Despite her changing names and different dates of birth, it is most bizarre that Aisha Huang’s biometrics didn’t raise alarm at the Aflao border immigration post considering that her biometrics had previously been captured at numerous locations including at the Kotoka International Airport and the NIA.”Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
The minority noted that the “well-stored details” as contained in Ghana’s PISCES (Personal Identification Secured Certified Evaluation System) should equally have raised alarm if she didn’t have top collaborators within the country’s security institutions.
Prior to this, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Jinapor, challenged individuals with evidence of complicity by politically-connected persons in illegal mining to come forward and assist expose the culprits. He indicated that anyone with details of such tapes of complicity should bring them out.