“I deported 5,000 illegal Chinese miners” – John Mahama reveals

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The former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has disclosed that during his tenure in office, he deported about 5,000 illegal Chinese miners.

Former President John Mahama made these claims in an exclusive interview with TV3‘s Alfred Ocansey. He disclosed that Boeing 747s were deployed by the Chinese government then to airlift its nationals back home.

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John Mahama revealed that he deported about Five thousand (5,000), illegal Chinese miners, in Ghana breaking the mining rulings without deteriorating the relationship Ghana has with China.

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“When I was president, we valued the relations with China but if you are a Ghanaian and you go to China and you engage in illegality, they don’t say because of the good relation they have with Ghana, they are going to let you go scot-free.

“You are going to face the full rigors of the law in China and I don’t doubt that there are some of our citizens in jail in China.”

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“When I became President I was faced with this same illegal gold mining.

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“I deported almost 5,000 illegal Chinese miners. I didn’t say because of the good relationship we have with China, we should allow them to continue to engage in illicit activities and we collaborated with the Chinese Embassies, they got 747s and they came and took their nationals away.

“It didn’t destroy our relationship.”

This comment from the former president, John Mahama comes after the arrest of Galamsey queen Aisha Huang who is currently in police custody.

source: www.ghbase.com

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