A governance and security expert, Professor Kwesi Aning, claims that notorious Chinese galamsey queen, Aisha Huang also known as Huang En, is not an ordinary person but an agent of the Chinese state, a spy.
Professor Kwesi Aning said he strongly believes the circumstances surrounding Aisha’s mysterious deportation after being arrested in 2017 confirms to him that she is no ordinary citizen but an agent of the state.
The Director of the Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre said he believes Aisha’s mission in Ghana is to pollute our water bodies through galamsey and eventually lead to a decrease in quality of our cocoa crop for export.
“There’s a massive institutionalized trafficking scheme enabled by high-level corruption and collusion. And we find this in galamsey. In the Rosewood criminal enterprise, the Chinese merchant involved or the state agent involved is Huang Yan Chen also known as Helena Huang so what we are looking at is that these criminal enterprises are not just by ordinary people,” Aning said in an interview on Joy Fm Wednesday, September 7th 2022.
“These are state agents who are almost untouchable because if we go back to 2017 and 2018 escape of Aisha Huang and the argument that she has been released because we were looking for the Sino-Hydro loan and that was she to be prosecuted, it would affect the loan, then Aisha is not an ordinary Chinese gangster. She’s an agent of the state. She’s a spy.
“And her expertise is in economic warfare; deliberately destroying our environment and our waterbodies through galamsey so that the cyanide and the mercury will go through our underground water, come through the food chain and destroy the cocoa crop. And we know that Japan in particular that loved our cocoa beans is now disturbed because they found traces of chemicals in our cocoa beans. So we need to elevate this conversation over and above ordinary people stealing excavators,” Prof Aning said.
Professor Aninig’s comments follow the curious case of the Chinese mining queen, who was arrested in 2017 and deported in 2018 before she could be properly prosecuted.
At the time, Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo said she needed to be deported to maintain relations between Ghana and China.
“Putting that woman [Aisha Huang] in jail in Ghana is not going to solve your money problem. It is not going to make you happy or me happy,” Maafo said at the time.
Aisha was re-arrested in 2022 after sneaking back into the country and is currently on remand awaiting trial.