Pressure group, OccupyGhana, has said President Akufo-Addo’s admission that the deportation of Aisha Huang was a mistake by his government is regrettable.
According to them, it is shameful that the president is now admitting that the country erred when Ghanaians openly condemned the move.
The group are reacting to comments in the states that on hindsight, he has realized the country made a mistake deporting Aisha instead of prosecuting her in the country.
OccupyGhana in a statement wrote: “We appreciate the President’s candour in admitting this mistake. We agree with him that that decision was a mistake, a grave and regrettable one. What we are concerned with is that it had to take hindsight, an understating of the situation only after it had happened and almost two years after the fact, for the Government to realise how bad a mistake that was. Ghanaians knew right from the start that it was a mistake and said so to the Government, which ignored us, making this regret very little and very late”.
” This “on hindsight mistake” has been a rather unfortunate, deflating and regrettable phase in the fight against Galamsey and a slap in the face of Ghanaians. We expect that all subsequent acts will match the realisation of the titanic mistake we made with Aisha Huang and more recently with Huang Yanfeng. We will judge the Government in this matter, not based in its words and assurances based on hindsight, but on its acts that are based on foresight. Let the Government beget fruits that befit the repentance of the “on hindsight mistake,” they added.