The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is calling for full-scale investigations into the return of allegedly deported Chinese national, Aisha Huang.
The Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament is wondering how the galamsey queen was able to dribble entire Ghana’s security system to re-enter the country if she was indeed deported as the government claimed over four years ago.
For the former deputy education minister, “Aisha Huang has in a spectacular fashion exposed all the grand claims by government officials and national security operatives that they are ready with well-equipped and modern sophisticated systems to combat terrorism.”
“If one notorious Chinese galamsey queen can so dribble an entire security apparatus like hot knife through butter, then we are all in very big trouble. ” – he added
Aisha Huang gained some notoriety after her arrest in May 2017 and was tagged as the Galamsey Queen.
She was then charged with three counts of undertaking small-scale mining operations, contrary to Section 99 (1) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703); providing mining support services without valid registration with the Minerals Commission, contrary to the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703), and the illegal employment of foreign nationals, contrary to the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573).
During the prosecution, the NPP government controversially discontinued the case and deported her in December 2018
Reacting to the news of her deportation at the time, President Nana Akufo-Addo said the government’s decision to deport her after her reported involvement in illegal mining was a mistake.
“I think the decision to deport Aisha Huang in hindsight was a mistake and that is why that process and procedure is being stopped,” he said at a forum at Princeton University during his visit to the United States of America.
Four years on, the Galamsey Queen returned to Ghana, and this time around, she is alleged to have changed her name to En Huang and acquired the Non-citizen Ghana Card.
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Aisha Huang has in a spectacular fashion exposed all the grand claims by government officials and national security operatives that they are ready with well-equipped and modern sophisticated systems to combat terrorism.
If one notorious Chinese galamsey queen can so dribble an entire security apparatus like hot knife through butter, then we are all in very big trouble. I also wonder what exactly is happening to the billions of Ghana Cedis Parliament has approved over the years for an enhanced security climate.
Government or preferably Parliament must immediately establish a full-scale independent enquiry into the entire chain of events:
1) Was Aisha Huang truly deported?
2) If she was deported, what were the terms — what deal did our government make with their Chinese counterparts?
3) Why wasn’t her biometric features shared with the intelligence community in the subregion to prevent her from using neighbouring countries as a launch pad and an entry point?
4) Who are her collaborators in “high places” as she couldn’t have pulled this off alone?
5) Why is our government not protesting to the Chinese authorities for seemingly facilitating the atrocities of their national?
6) Who were the immigration officials on duty the day she allegedly re-entered Ghana?
7) Why should those in charge of national security keep their jobs after this?