- China has donated 10,000 cedis to the attorney general’s department
- The donation is part of efforts to strengthen ties between both countries
The republic of China may have been cited in the menace of illegal mining in Ghana but the embassy here in Ghana is looking beyond these claims as it donates to 10,000 cedis in funding to the attorney general’s department.
Presenting the items to the attorney general, Gloria Akufo, the Chinese ambassador, Sun Baohong pledged China’s support to the fight against corruption in Ghana.
“We support the new government of Ghana to carry out anti-corruption campaigns, and expect to strengthen our cooperation and exchanges on both domestic and international combat against corruption,” she said.
Meanwhile, YEN is gathering some concerns over the possible cyber security threats this gesture by the Chinese embassy could have on the adjudication process of the attorney general’s department. With some Chinese nationals currently facing trial over their indulgence in illegal mining, some Ghanaians argue that the kind gesture by the Chinese embassy in Ghana.
China has warned the government of Ghana of damage to relations between both countries if what it called negative publicity about China and its leaders on illegal small-scale mining, aka galamsey, does not cease.
In the letter written by the China Mission in Ghana and sent to the ministry of lands and natural resources, China said reports that the country and its leaders support the activities of their citizens who engage in galamsey were defamatory. It called on the government to take action to guide the media and other stakeholders from trumpeting such claims
“We all know the laws of Ghana have no sympathy for nationality whatsoever. The law affects everybody including the Chinese. It does not give permits to visitors or anybody to engage in illegal mining. Whosoever is caught will be made to full rigor of the law.” he argued.