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“Akufo-Addo must resign if he can’t fire anyone for this Aisha Huang embarrassment” — Manasseh Azure

Multiple award-winning investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has reacted to the recent issue surrounding galamsey ‘kingpin’ Aisha Huang.

The Chinese galamsey ‘queen’ was re-arrested and remanded into police custody on Monday, September 05, 2022.

The cause of her re-arrest is yet-to-be-determined but sources have it that the Chinese national who have been deported from the country in December 2018 was put before the court on Monday, September 5, 2022.

Ms. Huang, who was described as “untouchable” on some media platforms, was in 2017 charged with undertaking small-scale mining operations contrary to Section 99 (1) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703).

She was 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).

 

Her deportation meant the state discontinued the trial against her.

Reacting to her arrest, Manasseh Azure has called on President Akufo-Addo to sack persons behind Aisha Huang’s issue.

According to him, the President must resign if he failed to sanction anyone for Aisha Huang’s embarrassment.

“Akufo-Addo must resign if he can’t fire anyone for this Aisha Huang embarrassment. The sh*t is now beyond the ceiling,” he wrote.

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