The Minority in Parliament has described as embarrassing attempts by government to shield top officials complicit in the Aisha Huang illegal mining case.
It says such persons “involved in this cruel conspiracy against our republic” ought to have been fired and charged along with the ‘galamsey’ queen.
A statement issued by the Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, underscored that so far all the charges levelled against Aisha Huang are scanty, superficial and narrow because there is an intention to protect guilty accomplices in high places.
“It remains a mockery of humongous proportions that all of Ghana’s security ministers are still keeping their jobs. When nobody in authority is punished for this international disgrace and for this grand scheme which has left our environment and water bodies destroyed, the only logical interpretation is that national leadership, right from the Presidency, is complicit.
“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,” the statement said.
This follows the Minority’s investigations which 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.
It 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.”
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.
This confirms their belief that top government officials knew her whereabouts and travels in and outside the country.
“Our 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.
“Her 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 our security institutions,” the Minority argued.
The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Jinapor, has challenged individuals with evidence of complicity by politically-connected persons in illegal mining to come forward and assist expose the culprits.
It had been alleged that Chinese galamsey queen, Aisha Huang, has been blackmailing powerful politically connected individuals with sex tapes as part of her galamsey agenda.
But Mr Jinapor says anyone with details of such tapes should bring them out.
“If there is any Minister in President Akufo-Addo’s government or John Mahama’s government who has gone to trade sex with galamsey, that person should not be sitting under air-condition, that person should be in Nsawam,” he told journalists in Accra.
He contended that gossip about government officials who are allegedly engaging in galamsey cannot be accepted because the government is focused on fighting the illegal mining menace.
“You have to bring them out…when these things come out, you have to expose them. We cannot continue to be in the realm of gossip especially when we are trying to have serious government architecture.
“If a Chinese lady claims she has a sex tape of ministers or deputy ministers, the minute after that allegation is made those tapes should be out there. People like you should go and dig them out,” he stressed.