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Anti-galamsey fight: China allegedly hitting back at Ghanaian businesses

Some Ghanaian businessmen in China have complained about harassment from Chinese officials in what is seen as retaliation to the clampdown on illegal mining in Ghana.

There have also been reports of visa restrictions which some travelers report is frustrating their efforts to travel to the Asian country.

Chinese are heavily involved in illegal mining activities popularly referred to as ‘galamsey’ in Ghana and the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has given a three-week ultimatum to illegal miners to cease their operations or risk confiscation of their equipment.

That ultimatum expires in less than 24 hours.

However, some Ghanaian businessmen lament being disrespected and harassed at the airports in China, their goods confiscated without explanation.

Joy News sources say over fifty consignments of goods bound for Accra were on Monday impounded by Chinese customs officials with some seventeen others having been seized over the last three weeks.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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