January 24, 2013

The Minister of Foreign Affairs designate, Hannah Sewaah Tetteh has pledged her commitment to ensure that Ghanaian visa applicants who visit the various High commissions and Embassies are accorded the needed respect and adequately catered for when approved as substantive minister.

According to her, one of her concerns will be to make sure that the applicants are given a place of rest at the embassies they attend while they wait patiently for the documents they have presented for processing.

Ghanaian visa applicants over the years have been subjected to harsh treatment at the various embassies and left to the vagary of the weather, and are most of the time seen standing in the scorching sun as they await their fate.

However appearing before the Appointment Committee during her vetting on Thursday, the minister designates for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who is also the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya Works, Hannah Serwaah Tetteh stated that she intends to make the current hardship of the many applicants a thing of the past.

The articulate minister noted that the discomforting situation the applicants go through must be improved and expressed her willingness to engage the embassies operating in Ghana to erect decent rest rooms for the applicants to wait patiently for their documents.

“I’m sure this will not be a difficult task to undertake with the Heads of the Foreign Missions in Ghana and I’m confident if the embassies are able to satisfy the Ghanaian applicant that will go a long way in projecting the image of the concerned countries in the eyes and minds of Ghanaians.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh