Attorney general has added fresh charges to the Chinese galamsey “queen” Asia Huang – Asia Huang has been denied bail and is expected to reappear on June 2.
All too soon, the attorney general, Gloria Akufo, has added more charges to the already existing ones bringing the number of charges leveled against Asia Huang to four.
The tough charges include the illicit partaking of illegal mining, engagement in mining activities without license, underground employment to foreign nationals, and disobeying the immigration laws of Ghana.
Asia is feared to operating in the illegal business of galamsey with powerful souls behind her. YEN had earlier reported of how she let loose wild dogs on security officials who rampaged her home to warrant an arrest.
She was later on picked at an immigration office where she was pleading for the release of her other Chinese officials arrested over the issue of galamsey.
The arrest of Asia comes in the wake of the Chinese ambassador to Ghana entreating government to tone down its treatment of Chinese nationals since she suspected issues of xenophobia. Information minister, Mustapha Hamid had later warned that government would be in no position but to go wild on Chinese nationals resident in the country if their authorities failed in dissuading them from the act of illegal mining.
Ghananet is learning that Asia could be the first ever Chinese to go behind bars for engaging in illegal mining activities as the attorney general is currently under pressure to see to the finalization of the verdict which is expected to given on July 2.
Whichever way the ruling goes, the battle against illegal mining in Ghana still remains a troubling menace gradually eating up Ghana’s water bodies and forest reserves.
In fact it is projected that Ghana could suffer a major drought in the next five to ten years if the menace of illegal mining continues.