Galamsey queen Aisha Huang is a financier of the governing New Patriotic Party, the opposition National Democratic Congress has said.
The Deputy General Secretary of the biggest opposition party, Dr Peter Boamah Otukonor, told journalists at a press conference that the Akufo-Addo government’s lacklustre approach to prosecuting the Chinese illegal miner betrays the administration’s complicity in her trade.
“If she’s not a financier of the NPP, I wonder how somebody who is supposed to have been deported – and the [former] Senior Minister… Osafo Maafo, said that she has been deported – all of a sudden, the President is playing dumb and saying that he doesn’t know that the woman has been deported; and I think it is becoming one too many and becoming a worrying trend,” Dr Otokunor noted on Thursday.
“You have a sitting president, who always says that he is not aware of businesses that he himself has undertaken. The president has issued an executive instrument and he says he is [not] aware. He has written letters of authority and he says he is not aware… corruption appears under him, everybody’s talking about it, and he says he is not aware”.
“Today, Aisha Huang, he is saying that he is not aware that Aisha Huang was deported. Very soon, he will say that he is not aware he is the president of this country”.