February 8, 2023

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US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana 

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US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana

By Steve Oko

Reports reaching Wawa News Global say the United States of America, has imposed visa restrictions on Ghana.

Reason for the sanctions according to US was Ghana’s alleged refusal to accept her citizens deported by US.

The saction which was announced Thursday in a statement from the US Department of Home Security said “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement.

“Without an appropriate response from Ghana, the scope of these sanctions may be expanded to a wider population,” the statement said

“Ghana has failed to live up to its obligations under international law to accept the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States,” said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

“We hope the Ghanaian government will work with us to reconcile these deficiencies “.

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No official response has so far been received from the Ghanaian Government.

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