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Ghanaian Lands Minister Assures Chinese Ambassador Rights of Chinese Nationals Arrested in Mining Crackdown Will be Respected

Chinese ambassador Lu Kun speaking with Ghanaian Lands and Natural Resources Minister Samuel Abu Jinapor. Image via Graphic Online.

China’s ambassador to Ghana, Lu Kun, went to the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry on Friday to express his concern directly to the minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, about the fate of any Chinese nationals arrested in the ongoing military operation against illegal mining, a practice known as galamsey.

The minister assured the ambassador that anyone detained by the military would have their rights respected and be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

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