Two granted ¢4m bail over galamsey contract

A reverend minister and another person have been charged in the recent galamsey activities involving Chinese illegal miners in the country by an Accra High Court. Rev. Wallace Dela-Brown, 59, and Wilberforce Essien have been charged with conspiracy to mine without a licence and contracting non-Ghanaians to perform mining operations and services without a licence granted by the minister. They have entered not guilty pleas to the charges. The court presided over by Justice Mary Maame Ekue Yanzuh, ...[Read More]

Aisha Huang uses two Chinese passports for her travels

Aisha Huang, a Chinese illegal miner, has been discovered to have two Chinese passports with different identities and dates of birth, which she uses for all of her travels. Her date of birth is July 7, 1986, according to one of her passports with the name Huang En and passport number G39575625. On January 14 2010, that passport was issued. Huang Ruixia is the name on the other passport, and the passport number is EE9994609. She has an older date of birth on this passport, November 7, 1975. On Ja...[Read More]

Prosecutors contradict the government in Aisha’s saga

More inconsistencies are emerging in the government’s account of how Aisha Huang, a notorious illegal miner, left the country in 2018. Despite the government providing evidence of a repatriation notice and Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah stated that she was repatriated, prosecutors in court on Wednesday stated that Aisha Huang fled Ghana following her arrest in 2017. According to evidence presented in court on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, she sneaked back into Ghana early in 202...[Read More]

Accra Circuit Court to hear Aisha Huang’s case today

Today, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the Accra Circuit Court 9 is expected to hear charges against galamsey queen, Aisha Huang, for mining without a licence and engaging in the sale and purchase of minerals without a valid licence. The infamous illegal miner is on trial alongside three other Chinese nationals, Jong Li Hua, Huang Jei, and Huaid Hai Hun, and their pleas have yet to be taken. Her re-arrest has sparked public debate about the country’s borders and the government’s commi...[Read More]

NCA sued over sanctions against unregistered SIM card users

The People’s Project, a pressure group, has filed a lawsuit against the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Attorney-General (A-G) over the ongoing SIM card re-registration exercise. The group is requesting that the Supreme Court declare the registration deadline and the associated punitive measures for non-registration null and void. The punitive measures, it claims, are unconstitutional. The suit comes after the NCA announced that unregistered SIM cards would be blocked. SIM ...[Read More]