Galamsey: Police is not investigating information we put out -Yammin

Former Deputy Ashanti region Minister; Joseph Yammin has accused the police of not working with information being given regarding galamsey.

Mr. Yammin who was speaking on Abusua Fm morning show with Kwame Adinkra expressed sadness that the fight against galamsey is not being taken seriously by some.

He was unhappy that the Police were not proactive in utilizing information given by himself and others regarding galamsey. “Some of us have spoken on radio and given information that could lead to very positive outcomes in the fight against galamsey but the authorities do not seem interested”.

The aspiring NDC Ashanti Chairman felt that regarding the Chinese lady; En Huang popularly known as Aisha, “there is nothing indicating that this case involving Aisha will be taking all the way”.

He also revealed that until the issue of politicization of galamsey issue is stopped, no headway can be made especially since the activities of Aisha cut across parties. “Her activities cut across both party in power and then the opposition party”.

The Accra High Court on Friday morning granted bail to En Huang a.k.a. Aisha and four other Chinese alleged illegal miners (galamsey).

Huang was granted bail in the sum of Ghc 500,000 with two sureties , all to be justified.

The case was adjourned to June 16, 2017 for the full commencement of the trial.

Aisha has been charged with undertaking small-scale mining operations, contrary to Section 99 (1) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, (Act 703), and providing mine support services without valid registration with the Minerals Commission, contrary to Section 59 and 99 (2) of the Minerals and Mining Act .

She has also been charged with the illegal employment of foreign nationals, contrary to Section 24 of the Immigration Act, 200 (Act 573) and Regulation 18(1) of the Ghana Immigration Regulations, 2001 (L.I.1691).

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