GHANAIANS DESERVE BETTER TREATMENT AT FOREIGN EMBASSIES-MR KOFI CAPITO.

     

Mr. Kwasi Capito, a Consumer Right advocate is calling on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to renegotiate with the various embassies to amend the conditions surrounding acquisition of visa from their outfit.

This call comes after the statistics from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in 2016 has revealed, 1968 Ghanaians who travelled were either deported or refused entry after arriving at their destination.

He therefore says his petition to the foreign ministry under the auspices of Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway awaits attention which will enhance easy acquisition of visa by legitimate applicants from these embassies. Citing the amount people have to pay as entry fee and the means of payment for either a Chinese or United Kingdom visa, Mr. Capito reiterated that Ghanaians migration rights are been violated with less or no reputation.

Meanwhile, DSI Alhassan Haruna, the officer in-charge of the Sunyani Passport Office and the Migration Information Center attributed the high rise in deportation to Ghanaian expatriates to over staying the time given them on their departure.

He added that Brong Ahafo tops in the league of people who travel outside the country illegally constituting  9521 thats  about 52% of the total 18,000 of people who were brought from some parts of Northern Africa and Europe since 2011. DSI Haruna says this situation incurs huge cost on government to bring them back to the country safely. He entreated those who want to travel outside the country to pursue their aspirations through the legitimate means to avert any form of frustration in foreign lands.

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