The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel A Jinapor in an interview with the media after proceedings in court today, Tuesday, 11th October, 2022 says the President Akufo-Addo led government is committed to bring Aisha Huang and other persons who are involved in illegal mining to face the full rigour of Ghana’s laws.
He indicated that one of the key pillars on which the Ministry is seeking to deal with the issue of illegal small-scale mining is law enforcement and prosecution particularly as it relates to foreigners.
He added, “as you can see, the Attorney General himself is conducting the trail and prosecuting the case in a spirited and enthusiastic manner”.
The Minister reiterated that his outfit will continue with efforts on all fronts on law enforcement reforms and as well as the prosecutorial path which they are fully committed to.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, on his part told the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Lydia Osei Marfo, that the State will file 8 witness statements in the trial of Galamsey kingpin Aisha Huang.
According to the Attorney General, he initially filed four witness statements but the state will withdraw same and file a fresh set of eight witness statements.
The Attorney General subsequently prayed the court to adjourn sitting to allow his office the time and space to file the documents as suggested.
Meanwhile, a case involving three Chinese and One Vietnamese person who are alleged to be accomplices of the notorious galamsey kingpin Aisha Huang, have been denied bail and case adjourned to 1st November, 2022.