Okobeng denies shooting galamsey miners

Nana Okobeng Amponsah, Chief Executive Officer of Okobeng Mining Company, has denied firing gunshots at two small-scale miners at an illegal gold mining site at Gwira-Ampasie in the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira area of the Western Region. He admitted to firing shots at the mining site, but they were merely warning shots, not aimed at anyone or intended to cause harm. He explained that the shots were fired in response to an attack on him by illegal miners while he and a colleague were investigating the i...[Read More]

Galamsey Kingpin considers another bail application

Aisha Huang, the embattled Chinese galamsey businesswoman, is considering filing another bail application in response to the Attorney General’s new charges. She may also be taking her case to the Court of Appeal. Last week, her lawyer, Nkrabea Effah Dartey, revealed this on TV3’s News 360. It came after the Attorney General and Minister of Justice revisited her High Court case. Aisha Huang was charged with four counts in an Accra High Court on Friday, September 16. The first is that ...[Read More]

Nana Addo: I’m not sure if Aisha Huang was deported or fled

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he is unsure whether Chinese illegal miner Aisha Huang was deported from Ghana in 2018, citing a lack of confirmation from state actors. Speaking on Stone City FM, the President, who expressed concern about the actions of his appointees, assured the illegal miner that she would be prosecuted following her re-arrest. “I’m still not sure if she was deported or if she fled the country the first time and has now returned.” “There sti...[Read More]

Ghana’s soldiers prefer protecting galamsey sites to peace-keeping missions

Akwasi Addai Odike, the founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has given up hope in the galamsey fight. According to him, all stakeholders have shown little commitment to combating the threat. “The fight against galamsey continues to fail because successive governments have contributed to the problem.” They extort money from these galamseyers [illegal miners] behind the scenes. I understand what goes into these things. They pay their masters, who are politicians, t...[Read More]

Safeguard the legitimate rights of our citizens

The Chinese Embassy has spoken out about the recent arrests of Chinese citizens involved in illegal mining. According to official remarks on the issue by the Embassy Spokesperson, as seen by, the Chinese government has “always requested Chinese citizens overseas to abide by the laws and regulations of the host country.” It went on to say that it “strongly opposes Chinese citizens engaging in any illegal activities in any country and supports the Ghanaian government in...[Read More]

The re-entry of Aisha Huang smacks of disrespect for the country and its laws

The re-entry of Chinese galamsey Queen, Aisha Huang, to Ghana, according to Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, Dean of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), smacks of disrespect for the country and its laws. According to Dr Antwi-Danso, Ghanaian authorities must send a clear message to all foreigners to follow the laws of the land. He explained that being deported simply means that the person is no longer needed in the country until the state issues an official invitation to return. D...[Read More]

Aisha Huang faces 2-yr jail term for outwitting Immigration

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has revealed that popular Chinese galamsey businesswoman Aisha Huang could face a two-year prison sentence for illegal re-entry into Ghana. On Tuesday, September 6, the Service’s Public Relations Officer, Michael Amoako-Atta, told Media General Joseph Armstrong that if she is found to have violated immigration regulations, she will be detained for that long. “If she is convicted under immigration rules, she could be imprisoned for about two years,&...[Read More]

Aisha Huang re-arrested in Ghana for illegal mining

Aisha Huang, the ‘galamsey kingpin’ deported in 2019, has returned to Ghana and has been re-arrested for illegal mining. She was charged with two counts: mining without a license and engaging in the sale and purchase of minerals without a valid license. She was detained alongside three other people: Johng Li Hua, Huang Jei, and Huaid Hai Hun. Last Friday, Aisha Huang and her associates appeared in an Accra Circuit Court. According to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the court upheld Aish...[Read More]