Galamsey queen heavily sponsored NDC campaigns – aide


    A former house help to Chinese illegal mining kingpin is accusing his former boss of heavily funding electioneering activities of the then ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region and other parts of the country.

    According to Eric Amponsah, Asia Huang printed over fifty thousand campaign shirts for the party and further gave large sums of money to some regional executives of the party that frequented her residence in Kumasi.

    Eric also bitterly recounted how the Chinese woman fired him as her house help because he voted for the then opposition New Patriotic Party as against her wish of retaining the NDC in power.

    The former house help was speaking on Kumasi-based Abusua FMFM when he shared his experience while working with the Chinese illegal miner.

    Asia Huang is said to be the powerful Chinese woman behind the booming illegal mining (galamsey) in the Ashanti, Western and Eastern Regions.

    Asia is said to have a strong influence, links and network in the security services as well as the officials of the past and current administrations.

    She has been arrested on three occasions and has been released on all occasions, he said.

    Eric Amponsah says, “Asia printed plenty t-shirts for the NDC…she printed some of the shirts around KTI junction and printed some at other places, I even went to collect them from the print houses.”

    “She even gave them money…so much money for their campaigns. Some leaders of the NDC at regional and national levels even visited her in her house to take money and other items,” he further alleged.

    Eric Amponsah adds, “ministers of state and other big men of the NDC usually visited in the house and together, they will drive to the Golden Bean Hotel to do whatever they want to do there and there are times I escorted them and after reaching there, I will be asked to go home.”