Akufo-Addo Can’t Confirm If Aisha Huang Was Deported
Aisha Huang dubbed the “galamsey queen,” is the subject of mounting suspicion due to her activities. According to President Akufo-Addo, it is unclear whether she was initially expelled from Ghana.
He claims that her reappearance raises questions about whether she ever actually left Ghana.
As part of his tour of the Volta Region, the President spoke on a radio station headquartered in Ho and expressed his concern over Aisha Huang’s criminal behavior as well as 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 corporation 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.
He believed that under his presidency, efforts to stop illegal mining had significantly improved.
In light of this, he urged Ghanaians to keep up the fight against 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”, Akufo-Addo stressed.