Ghana-China Relations Turn Sour

Illegal Chinese-Miners

? As Chinese Government calls on Expatriate Investors to Return Business Home

The economy of Ghana has been severely endangered as major Chinese investors have threatened to withdraw all their investments in the country.

Information available to indicates that, about 50 Chines expatriates have so far left the country recently following an alleged directive by the Chinese Government for Chinese investors in Ghana to withdraw all investments from the country.

The decision according to our sources was arrived at after a dreadful attack and arrest of some illegal Chinese miners on Tuesday March 19, 2013 at Amponyasi in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

The joint operation carried out by the Police, Military, Immigration Service, National Security and personnel of the Minerals inspectorate division was led by General Mishiw, Chairman for Security against illegal Mining activities in the country. They apprehended about 125 Chinese expatriates suspected to be operating without working permits.

Contrary to information in public domain, which allegedly in motivated the raid, documents cited by indicate that, the Chinese workers are covered with the legal permit to work in Ghana.

A letter dated June 17, 2010 and signed by a Member /Secretory of the Quata Committee ?Mr.? Samuel Amankwah categorically stated that, ?I have been directed to inform you that, after careful consideration of your application, ten (10) quotas have been granted to your company to cover the following positions, subject to review after three (3) years.?

The quotas according to the letter which was directed to the Managing Director of Hansol Mining Company Limited includes six mining Engineers, Two Mechanical Engineers and Two Electrical Engineers as it further advice the company to recruit suitably? qualified Ghanaians and train them to take over from the expatriates as soon as possible.

Following recent raid, has gathered that about 200 Chinese expatriates have already left the country ? withdrawing all capital base investments, this indeed has compounded the situation making it more worrying considering Ghana?s bilateral trade relationship with the Chinese Government.

Meanwhile, a ?letter from the Minerals Commission of Ghana to the MD of Hansol Ltd dated January 14, 2013 with the reference number MC 570 noted that, ?following submissions of the annual report on your operations and the payment of the requisite renewal fee, we wish to renew your registration as a Mine Support Service Company for the period 8th January, 2013 to 7th January, 2014 to provide contract mining services exclusively to Infinity Gold Resources, a small scale mining operation which is located at KontroKomfi in the Amasie Central District of the Ashanti Region.

All efforts made to reach the Chairman for Security against illegal Mining activities – General Mishiw and the Chines embassy proved futile. has gathered that General Mishiw has lost his rank in the military.

Stay tuned for more!

Source: Thykingdom Kudesey


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