The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Select Committee on Foreign Affairs Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says “there is no available credible evidence suggesting that the Chinese government at anytime appealed to their Ghanaian counterparts not to prosecute Aisha Huang.”
This claim by the MP is contrary to the suggestion by Yaw Osafo the then Senior Minister now Senior Adviser to the President that the decision to deport the Chinese illegal miner was influenced by bilateral discussions and diplomatic relationship between Ghana and China.
In a Facebook post, the North Tongu MP said his checks show that there is no evidence to suggest that the Chine government “appealed to their Ghanaian counterparts not to prosecute Aisha Huang or making her freedom a precondition for bilateral trade relations as former Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo recklessly claimed.”
“Ghana needs an immediate full-scale independent enquiry to unravel this mystery and to identify Aisha Huang’s collaborators in high places for swift sanctions,” he stated.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa accused the government of a morbid fear of the Chinese illegal miner.
“The morbid fear of Aisha Huang by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government cannot be opportunistically blamed on others.”
“When Tanzania jailed Chinese Ivory Queen, Yang Fenglan in February 2019 for 15 years, it didn’t and hasn’t affected cordial China-Tanzania bilateral relations,” he stated.