Akufo-Addo lobbies release of Ghanaian detained in Trinidad

Akufo-Addo lobbies release of Ghanaian detained in Trinidad

President Nana Akufo-Addo says he has brokered a deal with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, for the release of a Ghanaian who had been in detention for over five years in that country.

The president said, Peter Johnson who was arrested for immigration offences would be set free after he pleaded with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to release him.

Akufo-Addo said this at a meeting with the Ghanaian Nationals Association in Trinidad and Tobago as part of his official state visit to the country.

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“I have one piece of good news about a Ghanaian who is in jail for immigration problems. Prime Minister Rowley has assured me that he is going to be released in honour of my visit," he said.

He therefore urged Ghanaians across the world to adhere strictly to the laws wherever they were.

“You can come into this country visa free, there is no need, therefore, to get on the wrong side of the immigration authorities. If you come in and you want to stay, go through the process and stay,” the president advised.

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In his travels around the world, the president said he had observed that one of the things that was always very satisfying is when his host told him how Ghanaians living abroad were law-abiding and hardworking.

“It always encourages me when I hear that information. Let us try and maintain this reputation,” the President admonished the Ghanaians living in Trinidad and Tobago," he added.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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