- The minority side in Parliament has plans of triggering a process to remove the senior minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo
- This follows comments made by Osafo Maafo with regard to the deportation of Aisha Huang, a Chinese
The minority side in Parliament is planning to trigger the process for the removal of the senior minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, YEN.com.gh can report.
Per a report by Myjoyonline.com, this follows comments made by Osafo Maafo with regard to Aisha Huang, a Chinese national involved in illegal mining in Ghana.
The decision to deport her, especially a time when President Akufo-Addo has waged war on the activity in the country, sparked concerns from the public with many questioning the president’s commitment to fighting illegal mining.
A participant in the meeting, who was also uncomfortable with the development, wanted government’s justification for letting Huang go and Osafo Maafo, in his response said, Ghana has great diplomatic relationship with China and intends to collaborate with them in key infrastructural projects, such as the $2 billion Sinohydro deal.
“Today, the main company that is helping develop the infrastructure system in Ghana is Sinohydro, it is a Chinese Company.
That is the one that is going to help process our bauxite and provide about $2 billion to us. Therefore, when there are these kinds of arrangements, there are other things behind the scenes. Putting that lady in jail in Ghana is not going to solve your economic problems,” Osafo Maafo said.
The senior minister’s office has however clarified the statement, saying what he meant was that, the matter of prosecution had been dealt by a court of competent jurisdiction and that Ghanaians should focus on the economic gains of the government and how best we can consolidate the gains.
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Source: Yen Newspaper