Some Chinese women in the business of galamsey have become untouchable because they hold secret recordings of sexual escapades with 'big men' in Ghana.
Senior journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako revealed this on Joy FM/MultiTV’s news analysis programme, Newsfile, Saturday. He said these women, about three of them, have video and audio recordings of powerful politicians and security officers.
In fact, they have built a network of influence in high places in the country which they rely on for protection whilst engaging in illegal mining. Mr. Kweku Baako said these women came to Ghana and were involved in some other business but soon migrated to the business of galamsey.
They collected evidence of their sexual encounters with influential people and in some cases brought in young Chinese women who slept with these men and collected evidence which is now being used to blackmail the locals.
One Asia Huang, popularly known as Aisha, is said to be notorious for her illegal mining activities at Bepotenten in the Ashanti Region.
Despite a ban on illegal mining by Land Minister John Peter Amewu, Aisha’s workers have continued to defy the ban and mine with audacity.
Four of her workers, all of them Chinese, were arrested Friday night. Hainan Gao, 26, Lu Qi Jun, 39, Gao Jin Cheng, 45, and Zhang Zhi Pen, 23 were arrested Friday night whilst mining at a mine owned by Aisha.
They told immigration officers they were working on her instructions. Commenting on the arrest, Mr. Kweku Baako said the lady’s audacity is not strange.
She was arrested three times by the previous government and released each time without a charge obviously because influential people intervened.
The journalist said the lady and another, whom he named only as Monica, have connections in the current administration, too.