President Akufo-Addo says he is not sure galamsey ‘kingpin’ Aisha Huang was initially deported from the country.
According to him, her re-emergence raises concerns about whether she left Ghana in the first place.
Speaking on a Ho-based radio station, as part of his tour of the Volta Region, he expressed reservation about the nefarious activities of Aisha Huang and affirmed 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 coorporation 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.
Commenting on the fight against galamsey, he also stated that compared to the past, the fight has become more popular in his regime.