February 19, 2019
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has said her Ministry would brief the committee on Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, on the travel restriction place on Ghana by the United State of America.

According to the Minister the committee has not written to her but it is only proper to meet the committee and brief it on what has happened and how it affects Members of Parliament and those in the Executive arm of government.

Again we would give the committee members the opportunity to ask questions, and to see what is ahead in terms of resolving this issue, she added.

We need to resolve this issue; applicants in those two categories and their relations, if things are improved they would lift the restrictions.

In cases where they (United States) gives us a visa for five years, what they are doing now is to give us a month visa and the day you are given the visa within thirty (30) days you must present yourself at a US port of entering.

In an interview she noted further that when you are given the US visa an immigration officer who would decide if to allow you or not into the country, this affects lawmakers and their spouses.

Again diplomats, who are allowed to travel with some domestic staffs in this case,that has been suspended.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com