Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Joseph Yamin, has bemoaned what he describes as illegal activities by some Chinese nationals in Ghana.
Citing their involvement in illegal mining activity, known in local parlance as galamsey, and the sale of inferior products as an example, the Deputy Minister said such people have been a thorn in the flesh of government.
Joseph Yamin disclosed this when the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Sun Boahong paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Kumasi.
He expressed worry about the bad image the Chinese residents in the Ashanti region are creating for their home country in Ghana.
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister was also sad about the impact illegal mining activities by the Chinese has had on the environment and called on the Ambassador to call her people to order.
Joseph Yamin, however, expressed government’s readiness to collaborate with China for the mutual benefit of both countries.
For her part, the Chinese Ambassador said her country does not support the illegal activities of its citizens in Ghana.
Ambassador Sun Boahong assured the Deputy Minister of her willingness to join in the fight to clamp down on illegal mining especially in the Ashanti region.
source : myjoyonline.com