Untouchable Chinese 'galamsey queen' deported

Untouchable Chinese 'galamsey queen' deported
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com
Date: 19-12-2018 Time: 03:12:51:pm

Galamsey queen, Aisha Huang, has been deported from Ghana.

Aisha Huang was deported shortly before 2pm Wednesday, via an Ethiopian Airways flight after the government said she had been living in Ghana with forged travel documents.

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Photo: Aisha Huang was being prosecuted by the Attorney-General’s Department headed by Gloria Akuffo

Her deportation means the state discontinued the trial against the Chinese who had been charged with undertaking small-scale mining operations, contrary to Section 99 (1) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, (Act 703).

She is also charged with providing mine support services without valid registration with the Minerals Commission, contrary to Section 59 and 99 (2) of the Minerals and Mining Act.

And also charged with illegal employment of foreign nationals (in breach of section 24 of the Immigration Act and regulation 18 of the Immigration Regulations).

Aisha Huang was arrested in May 2017 by officials of the Ghana Immigration Service in a raid on her illegal activities at Bopotenten in the Ashanti region.

She had since been standing trial at the Accra High Court along with four Chinese accomplices: Gao Jin Cheng, 45; Lu Qi Jun 39; Habin Gao 26; and Zang Pan 23.

Photo: Aisha Huang led out of court along with her accomplices

The woman is believed to be highly connected to top security officers and continued mining after she was released on bail, a member of the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce has complained.

Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reported, the ‘galamsey queen’ had police officers and Ghanaian collaborators protecting her illegal activities.

The woman is said to be keen on bribing officials, offering sex and had compiled videos and audio tapes of various sex escapades Chinese women have had with some influential Ghanaian leaders and security chiefs.

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According to veteran journalist Kweku Baako, the Chinese galamsey queen uses these videos to blackmail these powerful Ghanaian politicians and security personnel into submission whilst she hopped from one galamsey mine to another.

Aisha is described by residents as abrasive in her approach to mining, seizing farms and razing them to mining and also taking over other peoples’ mining concessions.

Her deportation and discontinued of her trial preserve the belief that the Chinese woman is untouchable.