We’re ready for Aisha Huang’s trial – Godfred Dame

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Godfred Dame has said that he is ready to prosecute the case involving the Chinese national Aisha Huang popularly known as Galamsey Queen who was arrested for re-entering Ghana allegedly without permission.

Mr Dame said witness statements have been filed in court.

Aisha Huang has been denied bail yet again on Tuesday October 11.

She was denied bail by an Accra High Court, where she is facing four charges pressed by the Attorney General.

Speaking to journalists after the adjournment, Mr Dame said “we have filed most of the documents we want to rely on, we have filed statements from four witnesses, we really want to file four more, for that matter we have requested for a week but of course, the judge exercised the discretion to adjourn to October 24 for us to come and conduct the case management studies. We are ready to proceed with the trial of the case.”

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources , Samuel Abu Jinapor has expressed satisfaction with the way and manner he is conducting the case.

Mr Jinapor said the Attorney General is prosecuting the case in a spirit manner, a situation that makes his work as Lands Minister easier in the fight against illegal small scale mining (Galamsey).

Speaking to journalists after the case, Mr Jinapor said “One of the key pillars on which we are seeking to deal with this issue of illegal small scale mining is law enforcement and prosecution, particularly as it relates to foreigners.

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“As you can see, the Attorney-General himself was in court and he himself is conducting this trial, prosecuting the cases in a very spirited and enthusiastic manner.

“I think it helps my work, when you have an Attorney-General who is diligent and serious about prosecution and ensuring that all perpetrators are brought to book, I think it is a big boost and I am very thankful to him for the work he is doing.

“We will continue with our efforts on all fronts – law enforcements, reforms as well as the prosecutorial part, which we are fully committed .

“As you can tell, this Aisha Huang lady, the government of President Akufo-Addo is committed to bring her and other persons who are involved in illegal mining to face the full rigors of the the laws.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana