Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has revealed that Ghanaian authorities acted in contravention of international protocols in the purported deportation of Chinese illegal miner Aisha Huang.
In a Facebook post the Ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee alleged that the Chinese Authorities were only made aware of the purported deportation two days after the Ghanaian authorities claim to have carried out the deportation.
He said the failure to follow due process in the deportation process made it difficult for the Chinese authorities to track her.
“Chinese officials had no prior communication and were only informed by the Ghanaian government TWO DAYS AFTER Aisha Huang’s so-called deportation making it difficult for her to be tracked,” he stated.
The Ghanaian government claimed to have deported Aisha Huang in 2018 after she was arrested for engaging in small scale mining which was a preserve of locals.
However, MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa revealed “Aisha Huang was not escorted during her supposed deportation as international standard practice requires during such high profile deportations.”
Additionally, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said “Aisha Huang was not physically handed over to relevant or competent Chinese authorities when she allegedly landed in China which is inconsistent with deportation protocols.”