Former Board Chairman of Minerals Commission, Dr. Sampson Kwaku Boafo, has raised concerned about the Interior Minister silence on the raging Aisha Huang brouhaha.
The former NPP Member of Parliament says the Interior Minister should be questioned over the Chinese galamsey queen, Aisha Huang’s alleged deportation.
According to Sampson Kwaku Baofo, his questioning will help unravel the truth around the issue.
The former board chairman said, parliament should take up the issues seriously and invite the interior minister to answer questions.
“If Aisha was indeed deported, I don’t know the facts I will be honest. But if she was deported, where is the Interior Minister? Who is questioning him? I have been a Chief Whip in Parliament for so many years before we came to power, and what is Parliament doing about this? It has so many powers.
“So he needs to be questioned,” he stressed.
Issues of galamsey and its impact has dominated the news report the past two weeks following the arrest of galamsey queen, Aisha Huang.
The reports have brought about several revelations about whether Aisha Huang was deported in the first place.
When President Akufo-Addo on Monday said he is “not still sure whether she was in fact deported,” a section of Ghanaians were taken aback.
While others question the involvement of top government officials and security officials, other point fingers at the porous nature of the security.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah subsequently clarified that the notorious Chinese illegal mining kingpin was repatriated from Ghana in December 2018 and not deported.
According to Mr Oppong Nkrumah, the ‘galamsey’ queen was put on a flight, and she exited the Ghanaian jurisdiction.
However, during her trial at the Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday, the facts presented by the prosecution told another story.
The prosecution said the first accused sneaked out of the country after her initial arrest.
Aisha Huang, according to the D/Inspr Eric Osei-Mensah, then re-entered similarly this year.
But S.K. Boafo believes, the questioning of the Interior Minister will bring closure to the matter.